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The Perseid meteor shower is also an indication that we are coming down to the final stretch of summer. Venus are Jupiter are both set before the Perseid, best views from 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Pull up a chair and enjoy this years edition of the Perseid Meteor Shower.

You might want to go to bed a little later the weekend of Aug.11 because the best meteor shower in years is about to happen.

A New Moon occurs on August 11 which will make the night skies flawless for meteor shower watching before and after the peak night.

The Comet Swift-Tuttle is the largest solar system object to pass close to the Earth repeatedly, according to NASA. In 2016, it was an outburst year, which means the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour.

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A major determining factor on where a good place is to watch the Perseids meteor shower is local cloud cover and artificial light pollution.

The Perseids are produced when the earth moves through the debris left behind by the Comet Swift Tuttle between July 17 to August 24. NASA recommends viewing the meteor shower from dark areas, such as the countryside of suburb area, so stay away from those city lights!

The Perseid meteor shower is an annual event. Then, sit back and wait while, looking at the northeastern sky.

The Perseids actually got their name from the constellation Perseus.

Of course, the one other thing you need to view the meteors is clear skies, and we may have those. "Remember, your eyes can take as long as 20 minutes to truly adapt to the darkness of night", McClure said.


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