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Look To The Skies! The Perseid Meteor Shower Will Peak Tonight

Aug 12, 2019, 6:56 AM | Updated: 9:19 am
A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky left of the hoodoo named Thor's Hammer early on August 13, 2016 in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – There will be dozens of shooting stars an hour to be seen in the skies tonight thanks to the Perseid Meteor Showers.

According to AccuWeather, the best time to watch will be Monday night and into the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Viewing conditions will be favorable for those living in Utah, where we’re expected to have clear skies all night. However, the light of the waxing gibbous moon, which is 85% of full, could hinder some meter shower viewing. The moon will be in the sky throughout Monday night and will set Tuesday just after 3 a.m.

The meter shower will be happening all night, but the best time to see the shooting stars will be at around 3 a.m. Tuesday.

If it’s possible, try and remove yourself from areas of light pollution.

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Look To The Skies! The Perseid Meteor Shower Will Peak Tonight