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Going out to watch the Perseid meteor shower? Listen to Starline on your iPhone while you’re out!

Bright moon will drawn out all but the brightest meteors

Photographer Jeff Rose took a great snapshot of a Perseid meteor the other night.  You can too!

Photographer Jeff Rose took a great snapshot of a Perseid meteor the other night. You can too!

With clearer skies in most the country, you should definitely be drinking a cup of coffee and heading out to your favorite dark sky location to watch the Perseid meteor shower.

Every year the Earth passes through the debris of a 113 year period comet, and the little pieces of rock left in the path burn up in the atmosphere, creating meteor trails.

This year, a bright waning moon will drawn out all but the very brightest Perseids, which are known to produce bright meteors called fireballs that streak brilliantly across the sky.

The best time to watch the shower will be from 3am to 4am Wednesday morning. Look in the northern part of the sky.

While watching, use Tunein Radio and tune into NEXTGEN FM. We’ll be on the air all night!


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