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Damage control for the Perseids: Dark sky opportunities

Blame it on the moon.

For Northern Hemisphere observers, August is usually regarded as “meteor month” with one of the best displays of the year reaching its peak near midmonth. That display is, of course, the annual Perseid meteor shower beloved by everyone from meteor enthusiasts to summer campers. But sky watchers beware: You will be facing a major obstacle in your attempt to observe this year’s Perseid performance, namely, the moon. 

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