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If you’ve already seen everything on Netflix then tonight’s the night to look up in the sky for your entertainment. The Perseid Meteor Shower is finally happening! Experts say there will be at least 60 shooting stars per hour, though the position of the moon just past its last quarter phase will make viewing them a little bit of a challenge.
Still, the view will be better than it was last year, and scientists say you could catch a glimpse of a shooting star – and maybe even a fireball or two! The trick is to find a dark location far away from street lights (for example, a rural area or park) and to do your viewing late at night or early tomorrow morning.
Experts at NASA recommend waiting until after midnight to try and take in the Perseids.
Thankfully, you don’t need a telescope to view the tiny pieces of debris from the tail of the Comet Swift-Tuttle (that’s what makes the meteor shower).
So don’t forget to get outside tonight and look up – it just may be the best show of all!
For more information about the Perseid Meteor Shower, visit space.com.