The Geminid Meteor Shower, as seen from Mill Road in Mattituck. (Credit: Jon Schusteritsch)
The North Fork’s wide-open vistas will make great spots to catch the Perseids Meteor Shower, which peaks around 3 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12.
“Any time after midnight is going to be good.” said Bill Bogardus, past president of The Custer Institute in Southold and a semi-retired astronomy and physics educator. “The peak activity is pretty special. That’s when the earth turns so the night sky is in the same direction as the meteors we are colliding with.” (more…)
The cosmos will be putting on quite a show tonight, and there are plenty of seats in the house.
The Perseid Meteor Shower is a prolific meteor shower visible each year around mid-August, with peak activity this year occurring between Aug. 11 and 14. The most action will take place around midnight Wednesday, Aug. 12, and into Thursday morning. (more…)