Perseid Meteor Shower lights the sky this weekend
If you see a break in the clouds this weekend, put your eyes to the sky on the nights of Saturday, August 11 through Monday, August 13 for the annual Perseid meteor shower. The show is expected to be even more vibrant this year, thanks to a new moon giving us a darker sky.
If you're away from city lights, you can see 60 to 100 meteors per hour, making this one of the more popular meteor showers to watch. The shower is visible from all of Alaska during the darkest part of the night, as long as you're away from city lights.
The Perseid meteor shower happens each year when the Earth passes through the debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle. According to NASA the debris from the comet hit the Earth's atmosphere at 140,000 mph which disintegrates in flashes of light.
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