Perseid meteor shower passes over US

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A annual meteor shower, dubbed Perseid, is at the end of its run over the United States.

The shower hits its peak on the night of Aug. 11-12, according to NASA.

As many as 100 meteors per hour were expected to hit the atmosphere during this shower, according to an Aug. 10 Associated Press report.

The Perseid meteor shower produces more fireballs than any other meteor shower, NASA reports.

“If the clouds aren’t too thick, the annual Perseid meteor shower will be easy to spot,” the Associated Press reported. “Astronomer Larry Ciupik of the Adler Planetarium in Chicago says it would be a good idea to grab a lawn chair, face northeast and watch the show.”

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