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Next Week’s Meteor Shower Is Shaping Up To Be A Good One

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Perseid Meteor Shower
(NASA/Bill Ingalls)
In this 30-second exposure, a meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 in Spruce Knob, West Virginia. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

The annual Perseid meteor shower hits its peak next Wednesday and Thursday. Find a dark place and settle in with friends to watch sand-sized bits of ice and rock streak through the night sky. The how-tos from astronomer Doug Duncan of CU-Boulder.