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Perseids Meteor Shower August 12-13


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The Perseids Meteor Shower, one of the most consistent performers and considered by many as 2010’s best shower peaks tonight August 12th and tomorrow night August 13th. The meteors they produce are among the brightest of all meteor showers, and can produce up to 50 meteors per hour during the peak activity.  It is best viewed after midnight and with the crescent moon setting early there should be dark skies through most of the night.  For tips on how to get the best views, visit this site. 

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