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The Perseid Meteor Shower is at its peak through Tuesday!

Posted at 5:13 AM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 08:01:19-04
Perseid Meteor shower
Perseid Meteor shower

Colorado Springs – The annual Perseid meteor shower, which can provide dazzling nighttime views for those who can see it, is coming to a close. The peak viewing time was Sunday night to Monday morning, but you still might be able to catch a few meteors Monday night to Tuesday.

Perseid Meteor shower
Perseid Meteor shower( Credit Joe Randall)

The best time of night to see the showers is around 2 a.m., when stargazers can turn towards the Perseus constellations which gives the shower its name.

Perseid Meteor shower
Perseid Meteor shower near Los Angeles, CA. (Credit Angie LA)

Light pollution may hamper your efforts to catch the light show, so getting as far away from brightly lit urban areas is the best way to experience the showers.