Perseids peak this week

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The annual Perseid meteor shower will begin Tuesday night and peak in frequency Wednesday night of this week. With mostly clear skies in the forecast and limited moonlight, it should be a good showing.

Perseids

Many astronomers are projecting a peak of 90-100 meteors per hour at the peak. The local time of 3:00 a.m. Thursday will be the prime time for the highest number, but any time that night will be filled with numerous meteors. Looking northeast in the evening and more directly overhead during the middle of the night, you’ll see the meteors emerging from the constellation Perseus.

The Banner Creek Observatory in Holton is opening for public viewing at 1:00am Thursday morning for this event.

– Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Matt Miller

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