Why this Year's Perseid Meteor Shower is One to Watch

AmazeLab - Wednesday, 1 August 2018

The meteor shower has already started, but the moon's in the way.

Luckily, the shower peaks during a practically moonless sky with 50-100 meteors per hour.

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Why this Year's Perseid Meteor Shower is One to Watch

This yearโ€™s Perseid Meteor Shower is going to be one for the books ????This month, the shower peaks during a practically moonless sky for a better show????Keep your early mornings open on August 11-13 to see the most meteors????On these dark nights, you could see anywhere from 50-100 meteors per hour????If you miss it, donโ€™t worryโ€ฆ you still might be able to catch meteors until August 24????Whatโ€™s special about the Perseids you might ask?

????The meteors come from Comet Swift-Tuttle, the largest object to repeatedly pass Earth????Even when itโ€™s not close by, Earth still moves through the debris it leaves behind????which puts on the best show for us here in the Northern Hemisphere??

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