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The Perseid Meteor Showers are here…

Good evening, Netizens…

Tonight and tomorrow night are slated to be peak viewing nights for the Perseid Meteor Shower, an annual celestial event that has been eons in the making.

In this picture, a meteor streaks towards the horizon during the annual Persied shower in Florida in August 2008. Perseid meteors are bits of debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle which burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere, and can be seen during clear skies in August, all around North America. (Photograph by: Doug Murray, Reuters)

The Perseids have been with us sporadically during the months of July and August, and late during July I witnessed several multi-hued meteors moving across the sky.

Unfortunately, due to high cloud cover from a low pressure center moving through the Inland Northwest tonight, it may be difficult if not impossible to see the meteors at their peak. We can only hope that by tomorrow night the skies over Spokane will clear off enough that between the hours of 1:00 AM and 3:00 AM we will be able to view this heavenly fireworks display.


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