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Everything to Know About 2022’s Perseid Meteor Shower, Including When It Peaks and How to Watch

Photomontage taken on Aug. 13, 2021 shows the night sky during the Perseid Meteor Shower above an ecological demonstration zone of Engebei in Kubuqi Desert, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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Greetings earthlings!

It’s time to point your eyes to the sky once again because the Perseid meteor shower is upon us, which according to NASA is considered “the best meteor shower of the year.”

Not only do the shooting stars produce approximately 50 to 100 meteors per hour, but the super fast, bright balls leave “wakes” of light and color in their trail as they streak across Earth’s atmosphere.

The Perseids are also known for their fireballs, making the stars appear brighter and faster compared to the average meteor streak due to its derivation from larger particles of cometary material.

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