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PERSEID METEOR ALERT: The Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight. Caused by debris from giant comet 109P/Swift Tuttle, the annual shower sometimes produces more than 100 meteors per hour. This could be such a night. The best time to look is during the hours before local sunrise when the constellation Perseus is high in the sky. On August 14, 15 and 16, 2020, watch for the waning crescent Moon to pair up with the dazzling planet Venus in the predawn sky. On August 15th, Venus will be just a couple of finger widths apart from the crescent Moon. And if you take a look before the sky gets too bright, you’ll see the duo surrounded that morning by a ring of bright stars.