Perseids Update

The night of 12-13 August was also busy, with the camera capturing 81 meteors or about half as many as the peak of the Perseids. There was about half an hour (between 2 and 3 am) affected by cloud but otherwise the night was clear.

Hour (UT) Perseids Total Meteors
21 10 10
22 10 13
23 14 14
00 10 13
01 9 17
02 6 7
03 6 6

It looks as if the number of Perseids is diminishing rapidly so that other meteors become more significant in the numbers. this is exactly what would be expected, even though we will see a few Perseids in the nights ahead as the shower fades.