The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most beautiful, prolific meteor showers of the year, where you might see 50 to 60 meteors an hour, possibly up to even 150 an hour. Unfortunately, the moon might pose a problem for viewing the shower this year, since it will be three-quarters full both nights. So you may want to see how experienced astronomers are doing at viewing this beautiful shower, by watching some live streams of the event.
You can watch a live stream above, provided by the Virtual Telescope Project. It features a live stream from Italian astrophysicist Gianluca Masi. It will begin Saturday, August 12 at 4 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Central.
If you miss the afternoon live stream above, you can also watch a live stream tonight at Slooh.com here. Slooh will feature a live stream starting at 8 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, August 12. This live stream is only available to members, but you can become a member for only about $5.
We will add additional live streams to this feed as they become available, so check back here for more information.
While you’re waiting for the live stream to begin, check out last year’s Perseid meteor shower, from Slooh.com: