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Meteor Shower this Week

Every August, the Earth passes through the debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle and puts on a spectacular meteor shower called Perseid. This will happen starting late Thursday night on the 11th and continue into the early morning hours. Experts call for an average of 60 to 90 Perseids per hour.

You will want to venture out, as far away from city lights as possible. Remember, do not trespass on private property. Bring a blanket or reclining chair for comfort. Don't forget bug spray, water, and snacks! Look towards the northeast sky beginning around 11 PM. The meteors will radiate out of the constellation Perseus, thus the reason it is called the Perseid meteor shower.

Our local forecast calls for a few high clouds that might hinder some from seeing the meteors. Overall, you should still be able to see many. Temperatures will be in the 80s, on the warm and muggy side, with light south winds. Enjoy!

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