Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Listen to the Perseids with Spaceweather Radio!

Tonight or tomorrow morning (your pick) marks the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower for 2014 one of the big three meteor showers of the year. Unfortunately, not all of us will be graced with clear skies tonight, which will mean no meteors. 

However, even with clouds, there is still a way to enjoy the Perseid Shower: Spaceweather Radio.

Free to anyone with the Internet, Spaceweather Radio is really the Air Force's Surveillance radio channel, based out of Texas. Whenever a satellite passes over the base where the tower is located, there is an audible “ping” on the radio. However, besides satellites, the radio can also pick meteors, too, which can also be heard on the radio.

So, if it's looking to be cloudy wherever you live, don't despair, you can catch the shower in a way you've probably never imagined.

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