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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks

The Perseid Meteor Shower (so named because we can see it in the constellation Perseus from here on Earth) peaks overnight tonight, but unfortunately our view will be hampered by a near-full moon. Your best bet to see any meteors is tomorrow morning from anywhere in the U.S. Here in New Mexico, you want to set your alarms for 3:00 AM and settle in for the peak at approx. 5:16 AM. For an estimation of when the best time to view this and other meteor showers from where you live, visit NASA’s Fluxtimator website. Good luck, and happy viewing!

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