Science & Environment

Perseids Meteor Shower

August 11th-13th, 2017
Perseid meteor and the Milky Way. photo: Wikimedia Commons

Fri.–Sat. Aug. 11–12 or Sat.–Sun., Aug. 12–13, night–dawn

Northern night sky

Perhaps the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere, Perseid meteors typically produce the most meteors before dawn and are fast, bright, and leave trains in all parts of the sky.

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