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    1. One of the most spectacular night sky shows of the year is here, and the pesky moon isn't around this time to spoil it. Here's how to take it in.

    2. Promising Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: How to See It

      SPACE.com via Yahoo! NewsAug 12 04:02 AM

      The potentially dazzling meteor shower will reach its peak in the overnight hours tonight, and you can watch it live online - courtesy of NASA - if bad weather rains out your view. The annual Perseid meteor shower will be at its best late tonight (Aug. 12) and early tomorrow, with the best time to catch the celestial fireworks display coming at 2 a.m. EDT (0600 GMT). NASA will host at free ...

    3. How to watch the most incredible meteor shower of the year tonight

      Business Insider via Yahoo! FinanceAug 12 12:10 PM

      There's a new moon coming around, which is good news for viewers because it sets the stage for...

    4. Perseid Meteor Shower: Best Places to See 'Shooting Stars' This Week

      LiveScience.com via Yahoo! NewsAug 12 05:27 AM

      The annual Perseid meteor shower is typically the most spectacular "shooting star" display for people in the Northern Hemisphere, and this week, skywatchers could be in for a remarkable show. The meteor shower peaks during the overnight hours tomorrow (Aug. 12) and Thursday (Aug. 13), and weather permitting, stargazers can expect to spot an average of one meteor per minute radiating from the ...

    5. Perseid Meteor Shower Gets a Boost from Dark Moon, Jupiter

      SPACE.com via Yahoo! NewsAug 11 07:14 AM

      The Perseid meteor shower is the most widely observed and dependable annual meteor display of the year, and its peak this week has all the earmarks of being an excellent example of celestial fireworks, weather permitting. This year, the Perseids will peak in the overnight hours of Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 12 and 13) just one day before the new moon. Today, NASA released a video on how to see...

    6. The most consistently reliable meteor shower—the Perseids—peaks tonight. Under clear, dark, unobstructed skies you might see 60 to 100 meteors an hour. And this year, nature is cooperating: The moon is a thin crescent that does not rise until dawn, meaning that the astronomical sky will remain wonderfully dark all night through. (Clouds are another matter; getting away from buildings, trees, and...

    7. The moon posed no obstacle as the Perseid meteor shower peaked last night, giving some skywatchers the best views of shooting stars in years — even in areas that usually have too much light for skywatchers to see anything. The Perseid meteor shower comes around every year as Earth passes through the debris left in the wake of Comet Swift-Tuttle, a 6-mile-wide (10 kilometers) body that orbits the...

    8. How to watch the most incredible meteor shower of the year this week

      Business Insider via Yahoo! FinanceAug 10 01:36 PM

      There's a new moon coming around, which is good news for viewers because it sets the stage for...

    9. The Perseids are the most widely observed and dependable annual meteor display of the year -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

    10. This year's Perseids won't compete with moon light, which means the sky will be nice and dark for meteor viewing.

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