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Perseid meteor shower News

Need a little distraction? Perseid meteor shower is a great show

A familiar traveler has returned, and it should make for some nice sky-watching this week. The Perseid meteor shower peaks Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Annual Perseid meteor shower to be extra spectacular this year

Late July is the beginning of a trifecta of spectacular, heavenly fireworks shows. Beginning with the Delta Aquariids and the Alpha Capricornids, peaking tonight, they are but the warm-up act for the big show in August, the Perseid meteor showers.

How to see the Perseid meteor shower that peaks this week

The annual Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak this week during a new moon, giving amateur stargazers dark skies to view a dazzling array of "shooting stars."

Op-Ed: No sighting of the Perseid meteor shower Special

Toronto - Between midnight and dawn, millions of people in the Northern Hemisphere had the wonderful opportunity to witness the Perseid meteor shower. Even though I was not able to personally see the space spectacular, it was still a delightful event.
 

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Direction of the perseids in the night sky
Direction of the perseids in the night sky
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The Perseid meteor shower in August 2015 (composite of 27 images)
The Perseid meteor shower in August 2015 (composite of 27 images)
Trevor Bexon
The Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 12  2015
The Perseid meteor shower on Aug. 12, 2015
Richard Pigott
The Perseid meteor shower in 2015
The Perseid meteor shower in 2015
Anthony Stewart Vardy
A perseid meteor streaks across a star-encrusted and cloud-scattered sky.
A perseid meteor streaks across a star-encrusted and cloud-scattered sky.
Jimmy Westlake / NASA

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