Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

International Space Station is flying by, too
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2011 11:14 AM CDT
Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Overnight Friday
A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky in 2009.   (AP Photo/Kevin Clifford)

Light show! The Perseid meteor shower is back, and peak viewing will be overnight tonight and into the predawn hours of tomorrow, reports Drawback: A full moon will probably dim this year's show. Bonus to make up for that drawback: The International Space Station also should be visible over the next week before dawn. For specifics in particular areas, see NASA's Human Space Flight site. (Read more Perseids stories.)

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