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Perseid meteor shower to peak next week

August is well-known as a great month for stargazing, especially if you’re looking for the extra drama of shooting stars.

This month’s Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak in the early morning hours before dawn on August 11, 12 and 13, according to several astronomy sources.

The Perseid shower usually produces fast-moving and bright shooting stars, and is considered by many to be the best meteor show of the year.

Obviously, you’ll want to get away from the city and suburbs if you want prime meteor-shower viewing. The farther you head into the rural mountains or plains, the less light pollution will be a problem.

So set your alarm, grab some blankets and give up just a little bit of sleep for one morning.

Sources at NASA say you could see up to 50 shooting stars an hour from Perseid during the peak mornings.

Read more about making the most of your meteor-shower viewing from NASA.

Read more of my mountain stargazing articles here.

Sources: NASA, earthsky.org
 

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Comments

  • Lisa F 3 years ago

    I have too many trees and street lights. I guess we should all come to your neck of the woods!

  • Leslie 3 years ago

    I would love to see that from your vantage point!

  • sue 3 years ago

    I bet that will be amazing from your view point!! Sort of like Natures firework show!

  • Herman 3 years ago

    Its a show worth getting up early to see.

  • JM 3 years ago

    I am super excited to see the show from up here! Hopefully conditions will be favorable and I'll be able to see them later at night and not have to get up early. :)

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