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Perseid Meteor Shower should be the best of the year.

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The Perseid meteor shower is technically already started but the peak will be this weekend Saturday and Sunday night. I would recommend getting out early in the night and as far away from the city lights as possible. You want almost no light pollution to interfere with your viewing. Even if you can’t do that you should still see some in the city just not as may. The best times should be after 1am Sunday morning and again Monday morning. Under ideal conditions you could see as many as 100 per hour.

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The guys at space.com recommend looking about 90° away from the radiant fr the best viewing. Tip your fist held out at arm’s length is about 10°.

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As always if you catch some great images send them my way on Twitter, Google +, Facebook or email.

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