In 2023 the Perseids (007 PER) will be active from July 17-August 24; maximum on Sunday August 13, 07.00 UTC to 14.00 UTC. The "traditional" broad maximum will be that Sunday August 13, 02.00 UTC to 21.00 UTC. The Perseids produced strong activity throughout the 1990's and enhanced activity in 2016 due to passages through seperated dust trails. A fillament crossing occured on August 12, 2018, around 20.00 UTC. High activy after the main peak was reported during recent returns as on August 14, 2021, with a sharp increase delayed by 1.5 days of the predicted maximum and 0.7 days later than 2018 and 2020.
On August 14, 2023 between 01.00 and 02.45 UTC Earth will pass an old trail of dust released in 68 BC (Vaubaillon, 2022).
The timeframe of the 2023 edition of the contest will be choosen to take advantage of the enhanced periods and the available free time of participants during the weekend. For now it is sheduled for Saturday August 12th, 2023, 04.00 UTC until Monday August 14th, 2023, 03.59 UTC.
Detailed information about meteorshowers can be found on the website of the International Meteor Organization (IMO). The International Meteor Organization (IMO) was founded in 1988 and has more than 250 members now. IMO was created in response to an ever growing need for international cooperation of meteor amateur work. Two members of MMMonVHF are IMO-members: Frank, PA4EME and Massimo, IV3NDC.