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Perseid meteor ‘outburst’ expected this week

One of the best meteor showers of the year will peak August 9-14 with perhaps a grand show on Friday night, August 12th-13th.  The Perseid Meteor Shower will typically produce 50 meteors per hour in a dark sky, but this year, we could see double that…an outburst. What are the Perseid Meteors? Meteors are tiny bits of rock, usually as small as a piece of dust or as large as a pebble.  This meteor debris burns up in the atmosphere as the Earth plows through it.  The Perseid meteors get their name from the constellation they appear to originate from…