Famous Perseid meteor shower this weekend

The famous Perseid meteor shower will peak this weekend, though meteors have been visible for a week or so now and will remain visible for some time after the peak. The Perseids can produce over 50 meteors an hour with a large percentage of very bright shooting stars, and optimum viewing will be overnight 12-13 August particularly with the crescent moon setting early. Although the Perseids actually radiate from the constellation of Perseus, they are visible all over the sky, so just look up after midnight. For a full list of the other meteor showers this year, see HERE.

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