Perseid meteor shower peaks 12 Aug 2023

The annual Perseid meteor shower radiant rises late in the evening, around 11 p.m. your local time, nearly due northeast in the constellation Perseus. Perseids are best viewed from midnight to sunrise and in 2023 the waning crescent moon will not wash out any meteors. The greatest number of meteors will be visible after the radiant rises, but the shooting stars themselves can appear anywhere in the sky, seeming to trail from the radiant point.


Has anyone seen any yet? I was outside about 5-6am this morning. Of course it was almost completely overcast. The lightning in the east (Shawnee?) was pretty behind the clouds, but no Perseids to be seen.

I hope to try again tomorrow before sunrise.

Too cloudy. :grimacing:

Same problem too cloudy