Perseid Meteor Shower 2020: When, Where & How to See It

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The bright Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year. But if the last-quarter moon that will appear during the shower this year is especially bright, they’ll be washed out.

Spectators can expect to see the greatest number of meteors during the shower’s peak on the morning of August 12, according to NASA. Years without moonlight see higher rates of meteors per hour, and in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour.





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