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Perseid meteor shower to light up the sky this week; Know when and how to watch

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Stargazers are in for a treat this week as the Perseid meteor shower is set to light up the sky between August 11 and 13. It is one of the best meteor shower treats for skywatchers that stretches from mid-July to late August every year and this year it will peak in the early hours of 13th August.

It can be spotted from anywhere in the world. As shared by Space. com, this Perseids won't be as spectacular as they were in 2021, due to the full moon illuminating the sky.

Last year, the moon was just a thin crescent and hence, didn't obscure the view of the meteor shower, however, this year it will be full.

According to NASA, on a normal year Perseids shower up to 100 meteors per hour at the peak, while without moonlight, it could be 150-200 meteors an hour.

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