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How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

The Perseid meteor shower has been observed every year for the last 2000 years or so, and it’s an amazing show, especially if you live somewhere where you can actually see the sky.

The 2010 Perseid meteor shower runs from Wednesday, Aug. 11 to the wee morning hours of Aug. 14. The peak will be the night between the 12th and the 13th.

The Perseids are famous because they are so spectacular. In optimal viewing conditions, you can see between 60 and 100 meteors per hour streaking across the northern sky during the peak.

Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower [Wired How-To Wiki]

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  • Published 08/12/10

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