Pittsburgh Space Weather Update 7/19

1). Summer meteor showers have begun! Throughout the summer, patient sky watchers will spot random meteor bursts. The peak of these meteors will occur during the Perseid Meteor Shower in August. We already have received reports from people in the area who witnessed meteors as early as last weekend.

2). Sunday night / Monday morning at Midnight will be an exceptionally large full moon. Almost a supermoon; it will be only 934 mi further away than it was in June. This will be your best opportunity to gaze at the moon with some binoculars if you missed your chance last month.

3). The sun has been fairly active and I am hopeful we could see an aurora this summer. Make sure to follow us for alerts as there will be very little notice before hand.

On another note, I want to personally thank everyone who has followed, liked, or contributed to helping us grow our Twitter and Facebook page. We couldn’t exist without people like you. So again, thank you!

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Image Credit & Copyright: Jens Hackmann

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