• Ray Ewing

Perseid Meteor Show Now

The time is right to be thinking of the Perseid Meteor shower, though usually it is more than a week away.

The shower’s peak will combine with a full moon on August 12. A full moon will likely be the spoiler, brightening the sky so much that only the brightest meteors can be seen.

Don’t wait. Before the moon takes over, enjoy these beautiful summer nights and try and spot a meteor any night prior too and after the date of the shower.

This meteor shower and others like it are often mysterious and surprising. You never know when you’ll see a meteor, a shooting star, crossing the sky.

Crescent Moon and Spica

A thin crescent moon appears within a few degrees of the bright star Spica, early on Wednesday night. Spica is the brightest star in the spring time zodiacal constellation Virgo.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., July 29 5:32 8:02
Sat., July 30 5:33 8:01
Sun., July 31 5:34 8:00
Mon., August 1 5:35 7:59
Tues., August 2 5:36 7:58
Wed., August 3 5:37 7:57
Thurs., August 4 5:38 7:56
Fri., August 5 5:39 7:55

Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
July 22 82 72 0.05
July 23 92 72 0.00
July 24 91 73 0.00
July 25 87 73 0.00
July 26 83 71 0.00
July 27 86 62 T
July 28 85 65 0.00

 

Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 77º F

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