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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Soon, But Bright Moon Interferes

The Perseid meteor shower is peaking now and you can watch it live online tonight. Find out how with our latest story: Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: Watch It Live Online.

The annual Perseid meteor shower is ramping up to its peak this week, but the bright moon may interfere with the celestial fireworks display.

Every August, one of the most spectacular shooting star displays, the Perseid meteor shower, lights up the night sky, and this year it will peak late Tuesday night (Aug. 12) and early Wednesday morning.

The 2014 Perseid meteor shower is underway now, but it will be at its best early Wednesday about two hours before dawn (your local time), when about 30 to 40 meteors could be visible each hour, weather permitting. The cosmic light show can be seen from anywhere, but the best views will be in the Northern Hemisphere. The meteors will appear to radiate out from the direction of Perseus – the constellation that the meteor shower gets its name from.