The Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Monday Night

If you want to catch some meteors streaking through the night sky, tonight’s the night to do it. The annual Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak Monday night and early Tuesday morning, with about 50-75 meteors visible each hour. This year’s shower has to compete with a nearly full moon, which hurts visibility a bit. And be prepared to stay up late – the best time for meteor-spotting is the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Of course, you can always watch NASA’s live Meteor Watch feed instead – it will be streaming on their Facebook page starting at 6 pm.

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