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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