When exactly might you watch a stunning light show from space this weekend during the Perseids meteor shower?

Each year, from late July through August, Earth passes through the debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle, giving rise to this celestial spectacle.  

Among the myriad wonders of the universe, the Perseids stand out for their consistency and brilliance, making them a favorite among stargazers and astronomy enthusiasts alike. 

This weekend promises to be particularly captivating for sky watchers as the Perseids meteor shower reaches its peak activity. 

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While the shower officially runs from July 17 to August 24, the peak occurs around mid-August when Earth passes through the densest part of the comet's debris trail. 

But when exactly can you catch this stunning light show from space?  

The best time to observe the Perseids meteor shower is during the pre-dawn hours when the sky is darkest and the meteors are most visible. 

Plan to head outside at least an hour or two before sunrise to allow your eyes to adjust to the darkness and maximize your chances of seeing more meteors. 

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