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The Perseid Meteor Shower - This Week!

(Source: Jack Fusco Photography/Earthsky.org) (Source: Jack Fusco Photography/Earthsky.org)

(WTVM) - In August, star gazers highly anticipate the Perseid meteor shower and this year will be no exception. It’s one of the highest producing meteor showers with a rate of 60 to 100 meteors per hour from dark areas. 

This year the shower will be exceptionally great to see because of the new moon. That means moonlight won’t be such an issue.

The meteor shower will peak this week and it's best seen during the early morning hours of Aug. 11 through Aug. 13. The best time and place to view it will be during the predawn hours (before the sun comes up) and looking northeast away from city lights.

Right now the forecast for the Chattahoochee Valley looks great for viewing after Tuesday.

We’ll have a quiet weather pattern and seasonable temperatures settled in once the rain moves out Tuesday night.

If you snap any good pictures of the meteor shower you can email them to pix@wtvm.com. 

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