Where you able to see any falling meteorites early this morning? As I understand it, tonight is the peak for us on the West Coast (Aug 12-13).
I guess it was around 4:30-5:00 am when I woke up and looked outside my window. The sky was a little too bright and I didn’t see very many, but it sure was a beautiful site to see the waning crescent Moon with bright Jupiter, Aldebaran, and the Hyades star cluster.
From Sky Calender:
Jupiter is 4° to 5° lower left of the Moon from mid-U.S. (The Moon occults Jupiter by 12 noon from Hawaii). Aldebaran is just over 5° S of Jupiter. There is a triple conjunction of Jupiter and Aldebaran in 2012-2013, in each case the planet going N of the star. Venus will be 22° lower left of Jupiter. Within half an hour, watch for Mercury (mag. +0.9), rising 28° lower left of Venus, and Procyon, rising 15° right of Mercury.
Mon. Aug. 13, one hour before sunrise: Venus appears within 4° E of the waning crescent Moon from mid-U.S. This is a perfect day to use the Moon to follow Venus long into daylight hours. The Moon occults Venus in afternoon from most of North America, between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. PDT from U.S. West Coast but just before moonset from E coast.
For a map and timetable of disappearance and reappearance, visit www.lunar-occultations.com/iota/planets/0813venus.htm