Every August, Michigan gets treated to a spectacular show (if the skies are clear and we can find a dark spot) - the Perseid Meteor Shower. And they're on their way again.

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The Perseid shower occurs every year around this time, when Earth travels through the trail of dust left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle. According to CNET, this year's peak viewing nights for the Perseids will be the early morning of August 12th and 13th (the nights of the 11th and 12th, if you will) The best time for viewing is after midnight and even though it's not full, you might want to find a way to block out the light from the moon. If your lucky, you might be seeing 100 meteors every hour on those nights/mornings.

Here's a fun fact about the Perseids: when John Denver sang, "I've seen it raining fire in the sky" in the song, "Rocky Mountain High", he was referring to watching the Perseid Meteor Shower on a camping trip he took with his family.

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