“Unusually Good” Meteor Shower Expected Tonight

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: August 11, 2004   View Article

The annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks tonight, is poised to maintain its reputation for putting on a stellar show.

“It is really easy to view the Perseids compared to other meteor showers. Just put on some mosquito repellant and go outside,” said Bill Cooke, a meteor-shower expert with the Space Environment Group at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

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