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Meteor shower this weekend

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The Perseid meteor shower peak continues Sunday night and Monday night.

Viewing conditions will be unreliable Sunday night with partly cloudy skies. Viewing conditions Monday night will be poor with cloudy skies and thunderstorms.

Sixty to 80 "shooting stars" per hour may be detected. Start looking after sunset, especially in the northeast sky. The meteors are easier to see after 10 p.m., with ideal viewing between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., the darkest hours before dawn.

Viewing in the country, away from city lights, is most ideal.

You can help NASA by letting them know how many meteors you count, and there's an app for that. Download the free app, "Meteor Counter" on your iPhone or Android. It will guide you through the counting process and turn in your findings to NASA.

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