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Perseid Meteor Shower to Hit Peak Gazing Time Tonight

This weekend ends with the best times to see a meteor shower for the year in our area.

This weekend ends with the best times to see a meteor shower for the year for the Northern Hemisphere.

The Perseid meteor shower begins every year around August 10-13 and tonight is the peak night for stargazing, according to NASA.

Earthsky.org reports that the shower builds gradually to a peak and often produces 50 to 100 meteors per hour in a dark sky during the peak night.

The Perseids tend to build in number as the evening transitions into midnight and typically the most meteors are produced in the early morning hours before dawn.

This meteor shower produces fast and bright meteors that leave persistent trains. 

Earthsky.org also reports that there should be little to no interference from moonlight with the waking crescent moon in the sky this weekend.

Check out Earthsky.org for Perseid-watching tips and the additional links for more information.
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