Watch Perseid Meteor Shower live online

Published: Aug. 10, 2016 at 11:05 AM MST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 at 5:23 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A burst of shooting stars is in the space forecast this week with the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower.

However, monsoon storm clouds could block your view.

If you want to guarantee your opportunity to wish upon shooting star after shooting star, you can watch the meteor shower live online at Slooh.com.

Coverage starts at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 11 and ends at 9 p.m. Pacific Time.

The live looks will come from observatories in the Canary Islands, the United Kingdom, Connecticut, Canada, and Japan.

According to Slooh.com, this live stream will be much more than a look at the meteors.

Slooh astronomers "will explain all you need to know about meteor showers, and even tell the amazing discovery story of Comet Swift-Tuttle, the comet responsible for the slew of falling stars this time of year. Plus, viewers will get a unique opportunity to learn about capturing amazing meteor shower photography with a standard DSLR camera, and how they can hear these streaking bits of space debris, even when they can't see them. And for the historically inclined, we'll also feature segments telling the harrowing myth of the Greek hero Perseus, from his adventures fighting the Gorgon, Medusa, to his daring rescue of the Princess Andromeda."

NASA will also host a live stream of the meteor shower on their UStream channel starting at 7 p.m. Take a look at this image snapped by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station of Perseid Meteors hitting the Earth's atmosphere below their orbit.

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