The Perseid meteor shower returns to our skies this month to kick off the summer season of ‘shooting stars’

If you look up at the sky for a while during the summer, you’ll probably see a few “shooting stars” streaking across the sky.

The best meteor show of the summer occurs in the second week of August during the annual Perseid meteor shower, which, peaking around the nights of August 11th and 12th, is capable of producing 50 to 100 fast, bright meteors per hour for a single observer. Many flaring meteors with trains are seen under clear skies. 2024 will be a very good year to view the Perseids, as the bright moonlight will not interfere.

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