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Look Up! 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

For Northern Hemisphere observers, August is usually regarded as "meteor month," with one of the best displays of the year reaching its peak near midmonth.

Most years, in the absence of bright moonlight, a single observer watching from a clear and very dark location might see up to 90 meteors per hour on the peak night.

Though the maximum rate is only four per hour, this stream does provide an occasional flaring fireball, and a careful observer may be nicely rewarded for the time spent.

Editor's note: If you snap an awesome photo of Perseid meteors that you'd like to share with and our news partners for a potential story or gallery, send images and comments in to [email protected] .

Astronomer Fred Bruenjes took this image documenting the 2004 Perseid Meteor Shower with 30 second exposures over the course of six hours with a wide angle lens.


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