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The Perseids meteor shower this weekend

60-100 meteors, Jupiter, and Saturn fill the...
Posted: 11:38 PM, Aug 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-09 22:44:19-04
Perseids Meteor Shower

BALTIMORE — One of the best shows annually especially when it comes to August. The Perseids meteor shower looks to take the stage Friday into the weekend with peak by Monday and Tuesday of next week. This particular meteor shower can produce 60-100 meteors per hour under perfect conditions.

Unfortunately this year's show may be a little harder to see. The reason for this is the moon as it enters it's full phase which means excess moonlight to block out those shooting stars streaming on by. The full "Sturgeon Moon" is expected to fill the skies come August 14th which comes right on the heals of the peaking meteor shower.

With that said best viewing may actually occur Friday night into Saturday morning than again Saturday night into Sunday morning. Best viewing of course is after midnight as the moon starts set on the horizon. Look to the northeast sky and stay away from well lit areas. Most of all enjoy the show as those beautiful shooting stars streaks across the Maryland skies above. Also don't forget to look to the southern sky for Jupiter and Saturn.