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Astronomy magazine podcast: The Perseids

How to observe the 2008 Perseid meteor shower.
2008 Perseid meteor shower chart
Perseid meteors will rain down when this annual shower peaks before dawn August 12. Expect to see 60 to 90 meteors per hour under a dark sky after the Moon sets in the early morning.
Astronomy: Roen Kelly
August 7, 2008
Campers, early commuters, and casual sky observers can watch shooting stars in the predawn sky August 12 when one of the year's best meteor showers peaks. Perseid meteors will rain down before sunrise. Viewers can expect to see 60 to 90 meteors per hour under a dark sky after the Moon sets in the early morning.

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