A phenomenal Perseid meteor shower peaks this week | Washington Post

Barring cloudy skies, this week’s Perseid meteor shower may be a classic, excellent show.

The shooting star spectacle peaks on the night of Wednesday into Thursday morning, with as many as 90 to 100 shooting stars an hour, according to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Royal Astronomical Society in the U.K. In the eastern U.S., the most prolific cosmic bombardment will likely be around 4 a.m. Eastern time.


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