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Perseids Meteor Shower

When:
August 12, 2016 – August 13, 2016 all-day America/Chicago Timezone
2016-08-12T00:00:00-05:00
2016-08-14T00:00:00-05:00

This year, skies will be dark after the Moon sets around midnight, leaving the sky ready for peak meteor viewing, up to 60 per hour . These meteors are leftovers from Swift-Tuttle comet and are a favorite among many skywatchers. The shower can be visible from July 17th through August 24th, and will peak overnight on August 12th at 60 sightings per hour. The Perseids tend to strengthen in number as late night deepens into midnight, and typically produce the most meteors in the wee hours before dawn.

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