September 16, 2021: The famous Double Cluster is high in the northwest before the beginning of morning twilight. The cluster pair is easily observed without a binocular’s optical assist in dark locations. A binocular is needed in town. The Great Galaxy in Andromeda is nearby.
The Perseid meteor shower peaks on the morning of August 12. This year promises favorable observing without the moon. The meteors are the dust from comet that vaporize when they strike the atmosphere. Sirius may be visible in the southeast about 45 minutes before sunrise.