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Perseid Meteor Shower to peak night of Aug. 11

Want to see a show this week? Just walk outside on the night of Aug. 11, and you’ll be treated to a bright, cosmic experience resembling shooting stars.

The the annual Perseid Meteor Shower makes its appearance every August, and we’ll get a chance to see it in action on the nigh to Aug. 11-12, according to NASA.

“Forecasters are predicting a Perseid outburst this year with double normal rates on the night of Aug. 11-12,” said Bill Cooke with NASA’s Meteoroid Environments Office in Huntsville, Alabama, according to the NASA website. “Under perfect conditions, rates could soar to 200 meteors per hour.”

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