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Make a Wish on a Shooting Star – or 100, if You Make Your Wish Tonight!

Make a Wish on a Shooting Star – or 100, if You Make Your Wish Tonight!

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Every year Earth’s path around the sun passes through the Swift-Tuttle comets debris, giving us an incredible view of over 20 shooting stars an hour starting as early as July and increasing to as many as 100 an hour at its peak in August.

That peak is here!  Tonight and early tomorrow morning (around 4am EST) is estimated by a NASA scientist to be this year’s peak.  AND it is a new moon so we should get a really amazing show.  Camping trip anyone?

You can read more on the website for the Washington Post, where we found the great video above.  There are other websites you may like to check out as well:

https://www.nasa.gov/jpl/asteroids/best-meteor-showers/#.VctedvlVhBc

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-perseid-meteor-shower

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