The Perseid Meteor Shower

This year, the Perseid meteor shower that trails the Swift-Tuttle comet is visible from July 17 to August 24.

The shower will peak on the night of Saturday, August 12, and in the early hours before dawn on Sunday, August 13.

The Earth crosses the orbit of Swift-Tuttle every year and the meteor shower races across Earth's upper atmosphere at over 100,000 miles per hour.

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