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Look to the sky for annual meteor shower

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The Perseid meteor shower comes around this time every year when the Earth passes through debris left by the comet Swift Tuttle.

Allison Young of the Wetherbee Planetarium says, "Somewhere between midnight and sunrise you should be able to see a good amount of meteors."

Since the moon is nearly full, you may not be able to see as many shooting stars as normal during the peak Perseid time. But you still might be able to spot 20 or 30 an hour. It will also help if you get away from the city lights.

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