Watch Perseid meteor shower live online: live streaming from NASA, Slooh

Published 8:48 pm Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Perseid meteor shower promises to be an event of the year for stargazers and you can watch it online tonight.

NASA and Slooh are live streaming tonight’s big streaking show.

Here is where you can watch NASA’s live stream. The best hours will be from midnight to dawn in the morning (Friday morning).

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Slooh began broadcasting at 7 p.m. CDT so you can watch there now. But, the picture should get better as the night progresses.

From NASA: “The Perseids show up every year in August when Earth ventures through trails of debris left behind by an ancient comet. This year, Earth may be in for a closer encounter than usual with the comet trails that result in meteor shower, setting the stage for a spectacular display.

An outburst is a meteor shower with more meteors than usual. The last Perseid outburst occurred in 2009.