Keep an eye on the skies

Meteor shower due next week

The heavens will offer some entertainment in the upcoming evenings as the Perseid meteor shower makes its annual appearance.
Astronomers say the best nights to view the meteors are Aug. 11 and 12, beginning at nightfall and continuing to predawn hours, when Earthsky.org says up to 50 meteors can be seen per hour if the sky is clear and there’s no light pollution.
The shower occurs as the Earth passes through a trail of space dust left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle; the dust burns up in the Earth...

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