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Perseid meteor shower to be a spectacular show this weekend

Posted at 1:40 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 14:45:29-04

MILWAUKEE -- If you're looking for a rare and spectacular viewing, the Perseid meteor shower will be visible this weekend.

Experts say that the show will take place on the nights of August 11-13 with about 6-70 meteors falling each hour during the peak hours. Back in 2016, an outburst of 150-200 meteors fell each hour. 

These meteors are the size of a grain of sand, but the enter the atmosphere at 37 miles per second, allowing them to become a fireball of light. 

Experts say that you should go out and find a dark place or suburb, let your eyes adjust to the dark for around 30 minutes and stargaze. 

For more information on the Perseid meteor shower, click here.