Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 10:59am
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Satellite-based product (aerosol optical depth) illustrating smoke in the atmosphere

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most spectacular and plentiful natural shows in the sky. With up to 50-100 meters per hour, according to NASA, sky watchers are usually in for a treat. This year the Perseid meteor shower peaks from August 12th (around 4 pm EDT) to August 13th (4 am EDT). However, meteors can be seen anytime during the period July 17th to August 24th. 

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