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The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks every August and is often the most dazzling meteor display of the year. Here are 10 cool facts you may not know about the Perseid meteor shower.

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The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occur every August, peaking around August 9-13. The Perseids are widely sought after by astronomers and stargazers alike. This is because at its peak, one can view 60 to a 100 meteors in an hour from a dark place.

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When and how should I watch the Perseid meteor shower in 2015? 2nd week of August Delta Aquarid meteor shower is reliably producing meteors each night.

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The Delta Aquarid (7/28-29, 2012)and Perseid (8/12-13, 2012) meteor showers combine around late-July to early-August to create what most consider the best and most reliable meteor display for Northern Hemisphere observers. Woot!

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Radiant point of Perseid meteor shower. It rises in the northeast around midnight, and, after the radiant rises, you'll see many more meteors than before.

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