Perseid Meteor Shower Peak in 2011?

I was told by my teacher that tonight (Friday) we'll be able to see August's Perseid Meteor Shower, I think it's the only one in 2011.
At what time are we going to be able to see the meteor shower's peak? Because that's when you can see the whole thing more bright.
Also, can you please let me know if it's true the moon is going to ruin the whole Perseid Meteor Shower? I was told we won't be able to see the meteors clearly because the moon is going to cover them.

asked by Aubrey in Astronomy & Space | 3171 views | 08-12-2011 at 11:29 PM

Tonight, August 12-13, 2011, the peak period for the annual meteor shower should take place.
The best chance of catching the Perseid Meteor Shower is to face south between midnight and 5 a.m.
The peak comes at about 1 am Saturday morning but you might catch a few early meteors overnight.
I would also recommend to watch the meteor shower online, NASA is hosting a live web chat beginning at 11pm ET and ending at 5am ET Saturday morning. And they have cameras that will record the phenomenon.

answered by Zoey | 08-12-2011 at 11:30 PM

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