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Watch Overhead Tonight For Perseid Meteor Shower

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UNDATED -- This year's Perseid meteor shower is expected to be better than in previous years.

NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office reports a filament of comet dust has drifted across Earth's path and when Earth passes through it, the Perseid meteor rate could surge to twice its normal value.

The Perseid meteor shower is about to peak. The show begins after sunset on Tuesday, August 11th, and continues until the sun rises on Wednesday, August 12th.

Bright moonlight will blot out many of those Perseids, but even a fraction of 200 is a good show.

Perseids can appear in any part of the sky. Observers recommend getting away from city lights, if possible.     

Learn more about the Perseid meteor shower   

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