It's Perseid Meteor Shower Time Again--Peaks August 12
- Anyone in Western Michigan interested in meteor scatter propagation?
This should be of interest.
Excerpt from Amateur Radio clothesline T Report 1617 - August 8, 2008
HAM RADIO IN SPACE: THE PERSEID METEOR SHOWER ON AUGUST 12
Meteor scatter enthusiasts attention. The annual Perseid meteor shower
peaks on Tuesday, August 12th. The best time to see them and make
contact by bouncing signals off their ionized tails is during the dark
hours before dawn on Tuesday morning when forecasters expect 50 to 100
meteors per hour.
The source of the Perseids is Comet Swift-Tuttle, which has littered the
August portion of Earth's orbit with space dust. The dusty zone is broad
and Earth is already in its outskirts. As a result, even before the peak
on August 12th, you may see some "early Perseids" streaking across the
night sky. (VHF Reflector)