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Perseid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend

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Stargazers are in for a treat this weekend, as the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower is occurring.

The peak will be August 11th and 12th, with the best viewing between 10 PM and dawn. 

"Perseids" get their name, because the meteor shower occurs in the Perseus constellation in space.

During the peak, you will be able to see 60 to 70 meteors per hour.  They will best be viewed away from the city lights, and the moon.

More information about the Perseid Meteor Shower can be found on space.com.

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