Awesome Perseid Meteor Shower set to dazzle Northwest skies this week – KOMO

Stay up late or wake up early. Either way, be prepared. Greatest show not on earth.

The best meteor shower of the year is upon us, and for once, the weather around the Pacific Northwest is going to cooperate! Dare we even say, perfect? The Perseid Meteor shower peaks around Aug. 11-13 each year (this year it’s Aug. 11-12) as the Earth moves through the dust and debris about the size of Grape-Nuts cereal left over from the Swift-Tuttle Comet, which comes around these parts every 133 years. As the leftover dust and rocks from the comet burn up in our atmosphere, they make for the streaks of light in the sky – commonly known as “shooting stars.” Scott Sistek reports. (KOMO)

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