How to Watch the Best Meteor Shower of the Year

How to Watch the Best Meteor Shower of the Year
Jeff Morehead/The Chronicle-Tribune via AP

Every year in August, the Swift-Tuttle comet puts on a brilliant show in the night sky. When the Earth plows into its wake, tiny sand- and pea-sized bits of debris hit our atmosphere at 132,000 miles per hour, reach temperatures of 3,000 to 10,000 degrees, and streak across the sky in what we call the Perseid meteor shower.

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