Perseids Are Already Appearing in the Huntsville Sky

This composite image shows the meteors detected by the NASA All Sky Fireball Network station here in Huntsville, Alabama this morning.   The majority of the meteors are Perseids, but a handful belong to the Northern Delta Aquariid, Southern Delta Aquariid, Alpha Capricornid, and Southern Iota Aquariid meteor showers that are also active.


This Perseid meteor was observed by the NASA Wide-field Meteor Camera Network in the skies over Huntsville, Alabama on the morning of August 12.


3 thoughts on “Perseids Are Already Appearing in the Huntsville Sky”

  1. Were any of these able to be seen by the naked eye? Whenever I try to go out to see these (we don’t have a telescope) I can never see anything. We live in a subdivision – is that why?

  2. Saw the fireball, I think, Aug 12, around 5:30am (wasn’t checking watch). Didn’t know what had happened. Saw several ‘meteors’ passing through after 5am–wonderful sight. Am now living in the country and wasn’t aware of the sheer number of stars. Buying a telescope!

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