Perseid Meteor Shower Happens This Week

Perseid Meteor Shower Happens This Week

The Perseid meteor shower will happen this week. Over the next several nights, you may be able to catch a glimpse of the event which can yield up to 100 meteors per hour. Astronomers think it will peak Thursday morning around 4 AM EST. So, Wednesday night into Thursday morning should be the optimum viewing time. Additionally, there is a new moon on August 14th, so viewing conditions should be very good this year. Don’t miss this one!

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