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Some activity from the shower is visible from 23 July to 20 August. The peak of the shower this year is 12-13 of August, after midnight/morning of the 13th for best viewing although some should be seen anytime after the sun sets on the 12th. Peak rates are around 80 per hour, but that would be from a dark sky site.

This shower is caused by our Earth passing through debris left behind by comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle.

To view the shower you should try to get away from light sources. The meteors will originate from the constellation of Perseus (in the North East) but you should lie back and take in a much of the sky as possible, you could see them in any part of the sky.

The image shows the radiant at 01:00 on the 13th

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Jupiter can be seen close to the Moon on the evening of the 9th! The pair will become visible from around 20:50 in the South, they can be seen until they set around 23:50 in the south west.  The closest approach is at 23:53 however the pair will have just set.

The image shows their location at 21:46 on the 9th

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Saturn can be seen close to the Moon on the morning of the 12th! The pair will become visible from around 20:55 in the South, they can be seen until they set at around 01:54 in the South West (morning of the 13th). The closest approach is at 10:53 on the 12th however the pair won’t be visible. Look to the right and you can also see Jupiter shining brightly!

The image shows their location at 21:55 on the 12th

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Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 22.59

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NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 23.49

Learn how to take images of the International Space Station here and don’t forget to upload them to the website! You will need to become a member, but don’t worry it’s FREE!

NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 22.13

Learn how to take images of the International Space Station here and don’t forget to upload them to the website! You will need to become a member, but don’t worry it’s FREE!

NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 23.04

Learn how to take images of the International Space Station here and don’t forget to upload them to the website! You will need to become a member, but don’t worry it’s FREE!

NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 23.55

Learn how to take images of the International Space Station here and don’t forget to upload them to the website! You will need to become a member, but don’t worry it’s FREE!

NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 22.18

Learn how to take images of the International Space Station here and don’t forget to upload them to the website! You will need to become a member, but don’t worry it’s FREE!

NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 23.09

Learn how to take images of the International Space Station here and don’t forget to upload them to the website! You will need to become a member, but don’t worry it’s FREE!

NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

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