• 'Perseid Meteor Shower' happening this weekend in the Mid-South

    By: Elisabeth D'Amore

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - One of the most popular meteor showers is happening this weekend.

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    Every year the earth passes through the dirt and debris left behind by the comet named Swift-Tuttle which in turn gives us the famed Perseid Meteor Shower.

    It’s one of the more active meteor showers visible in the Northern Hemisphere.


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    People here in the Mid-South should be able to see the most fireballs Saturday and Sunday night with about 60-70 meteors per hour.

    You’ll want to look toward the northern sky away from city lights with the prime hour being from 3-4 AM CT.

    Currently, the forecast calls for a partly cloudy sky and seasonable temperatures in the 70s.

    Remember, it takes your eyes 20 minutes to adjust to the darkness so get comfortable and look up this weekend!

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