Perseid meteor shower peaks next week, but full moon could interfere

Perseid meteor shower peaks next week, but full moon could interfere

Could the full moon ruin the 'best meteor shower of the year?' The Perseids peak next week. - The Perseid meteor shower typically produces from 50 to 100 meteors per hour. - The shower occurs every year when the Earth passes through the cloud of debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. - No special equipment is needed to enjoy this nighttime spectacle, just a dark sky and some patience. What NASA calls the "the best meteor shower of the year" – the Perseids – will be coming to a sky near you next week, weather permitting. The shower will peak on the night of Aug. 11-12, according to the American Meteor Society. Unfortunately for meteor-watchers, the moon will be 100% full, which can spoil the show due to its brilliant …
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