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Stay Up for the Perseid Meteor Shower

This year's Perseid Meteor Shower is predicted to be the especially bright! Pair skygazing this week with hands-on student science experiments that help bring the night sky into focus.

Stay Up for the Perseid Meteor Shower
Photo: NASA/JPL

Looking Up

People with clear skies overhead may see up to 200 meteors an hour during the peak of this year's Perseid Meteor Shower. That's nearly double the average rate of meteors per hour during the annual meteor shower, making this year's nighttime show especially worth staying up to see.

Student Science Connections

To learn more about projects and activities you can do with students to tie in with interest in the Perseid Meteor Showers, see the following:

For more information about this year's Perseid Meteor Shower, peak viewing times and dates, and why this year's shower is different, see the following:


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