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The Perseid meteor shower is happening this weekend: August 11-13


This weekend, pick a comfy spot outside and keep your eyes peeled to the skies!

The Perseid meteor shower is happening this weekend, from August 11th-13th, and according to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke, the showers’ peak visibility will be on both Saturday and Sunday nights.

This year, the show will be particularly bright as it will occur during a crescent moon which is due to set before the Perseid shower begins.

“The moon is very favorable for the Perseids this year, and that’ll make the Perseids probably the best shower of 2018 for people who want to go out and view it,” Cooke told

Let’s check the forecast, shall we…

(Environment Canada)

As of the time of publication, the skies next weekend look all clear and ready for the Perseids (and you) to take advantage of.

Fingers crossed for no sudden weather changes!

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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