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Celestial Summer Sky Show

Perseid meteor shower
Perseid meteor shower

If you get up in the wee hours of August 12-13, 2015, you can see summer’s most spectacular celestial event, the annual Perseid meteor showers, which will streak across the sky in the hours before dawn. You won’t need binoculars.

The meteors, typically fast and bright, originate in the constellation Perseus and are visible in all parts of the sky. The long bright streak we see is an icy, dusty debris stream the comet sheds as it orbits the sun.

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