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Perseid meteor shower 2018

The Perseid meteor shower will be visible around the world this weekend, and experts say stargazers can expect the show to be a spectacular one. With the nightly moon waxing and waning, and meteor showers lighting up the darkness, it can be an exciting time to hang out with friends and family for some celestial entertainment this August and September. The meteors are tiny particles of dust and debris from that comet and are about the size of a grain of sand. However, this year with a dark clear sky, it's possible to see an wonderful light show. Astronomy Magazine recommends getting up early to try viewing the shower in the last dark hour before dawn, but it's worth looking up at any hour after dusk.

People can view the meteors streaming across the sky anywhere away from downtown Lawrence.

Perseids radiate from and are named after an upside down "V" shaped constellation called Perseus.

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Some years, you only see a few meteors from this event and others you see hundreds. This year's Perseid meteor shower will be highly visible both Saturday and Sunday night, giving watchers ample opportunity to spot plenty of shooting stars.

You won't have to worry about one bonking you on the head - most of the meteors in the Perseid shower are far too small for that. The meteor shower's peak is expected to occur the night of Sunday, Aug. 12 into the wee hours of Monday morning.

Technically, we have been passing through this patch of debris since July 17 and will continue passing through it until August 24.

The Perseid meteor shower is the debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet, which is said to be discovered by two American astronomers Lewis Swift and Horace Tuttle in 1862.

The Perseids are coming this weekend, but we're waiting too see whether the weather will play ball.

Naturally, you'll want to get as far from city lights as possible to take in all that the Perseids have to offer.

Greater numbers of meteors are visible when the radiant is high.

The basic idea behind the annual meteor shower begins with a comet - basically a large ball of frozen ice and rocks that travels around the sun.

But what if you're unable to get to that dark site, or - worse yet - what if your weather is poor?

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