One of the most impressive meteor showers of the year hits its peak tonight, and especially for those outside the city limits, it could be a pretty spectacular show.
The Perseid meteor shower hits its peak tonight, around 10 p.m. The name comes from the "shooting stars" that seem to radiate from the constellation Perseus, and have been observed for over 2000 years. With only a crescent moon overhead tonight, skies should be dark enough to see as many as 30-60 per minute at times.
The Perseid meteor shower is the only meteor shower known to actually kill a satellite and even delayed a space shuttle launch.
That's provided the clouds cooperate. With a lot of Gulf moisture moving in from what was Tropical Depression 5, clouds may block your view. If you are lucky enough to get a break from the clouds, it's a meteor shower that's definitely worth a trip outside tonight.
Another meteor shower worth catching is the Geminids meteor shower that occurs in December.
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