# Tip1: About Perseid
The Perseids gets its name from the constellation Perseus because meteors seem to spread out from an area surrounding the constellation. This is called the shower’s radiant. The Perseid meteor shower has been observed for over 2000 years, first being recorded in China. In early medieval Europe, the Perseids came to be known as the “tears of St. Lawrence.”
# Tip2: When is the best time to view the perseid shower?
The best time to view the meteor shower if you’re in the United States is Wednesday morning at 1:00 a.m. EST and at 5:30 a.m. EST. At the peak, you’ll see between 50 to 150 meteors an hour in the night sky, although you will see meteors at other times during the night. Best viewing is away from city lights, and obviously cloud cover.
# Tip3: Shooting the Perseid shower
If you view the Perseid Meteor Shower tonight, don't forget to screen this great show with your DV, camcorder, digital camera or cell-phone etc. Because many people have no chance to view the Perseid shower. So you can share the video of Perseid shower onto YouTube, my space etc or convert them to your Ipod, iphone, Zune … if meet the video format problem, I recommend a cool third conversion software – "Daniusoft Video Converter" to converter various video format to the suitable one.
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# Tip4: Dress appropriately for nighttime viewing. As a summer event, Perseids may be one of the few meteor showers you can observe in shirtsleeves
# Tip5: Look toward constellation Perseus for the radiant point of Perseid meteors. They'll seem to come from that area, which is about halfway above the horizon in the northeast quadrant of the sky.