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Perseids: Where and when to see the most meteors tonight

Posted: 11:58 AM, Aug 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-11 16:26:01Z

The Perseid Meteor Shower is expected to peak Thursday night with an "outburst" of between 150 and 200 meteors an hour — three to four every minute!

This is up from a typical Perseid Meteor Shower, which usually only produces between 50 and 100 meteors every hour.

The main obstacle for most will be finding a good viewing spot.

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A storm system moving across the Upper Midwest and trailing across the Plains is bringing rain and cloudy conditions, blocking out the night sky in those regions.

Stormy weather in the Southeast and even parts of the Northeast will be dealing with more clouds than not, hindering a good view of the night sky.

The West, the Southern Plains and other places shaded in blue will have more ideal viewing conditions.

The night sky will become even darker close to 1 a.m. local time after the moon sets.

To get a glimpse of the show, get away from cities and other artificial lights and look to the north.

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