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The Perseid meteor shower is an annual meteor shower, one of the most widely viewed meteor showers of the year, and it is expected to peak late Friday and Saturday.

However, it will occur just as the full moon hits maximum luminosity.

With the bright moonlight in mind, meteor-watchers will have better chances of viewing the phenomenon after the moon sets and before twilight.

Seek dark country skies when on the lookout for meteors, as interference from moonlight and even light pollution will reduce the number of visible meteors.

The Perseid meteor shower gets its name from the constellation Perseus, and are dust and gas debris that comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle sheds off from the heat as it approaches the sun.

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