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Aug. 12, 2011

Perseid Meteor Shower Wash Out?

by Ira Flatow

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The best meteor shower of the year is usually the Perseids, scheduled to peak Friday night-Sat. morning. But a full moon Friday night will wash it out. You’ll have trouble seeing those gaw-jus streaks of light.
 
While the shower peaks on Friday night, it is still going on days before and days after. Perhaps you can catch it tonight, before the full moon. Check out this viewing guide from our friend Joe Rao.
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