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Look Up! A Big Meteor Shower Will Blast through NJ This August

The sky will be filled with shooting stars this month.


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The solar eclipse on August 21 isn’t the only awesome thing happening in the sky this summer. In just a few weeks, the Perseid Meteor Shower will be blasting through with rates of about 80 meteors per hour!

The meteor shower will peak at around 1 pm on August 12, but experts believe the nights before and after will both have great showings. Though Perseid will be slightly more difficult to see because of the moon, the largest meteors will thankfully not be washed out. That means there’s plenty to see with your little ones!

Be sure to grab your lawn chairs and find a dark place to relax while taking in this annual celestial spectacle. For optimal viewing, find a dark area in the suburbs or open country to set up camp for a few hours so your eyes can adjust to the darkness without all that pesky light pollution

For more information about the Perseid Meteor Shower, visit space.com.

 

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