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Perseid meteor shower 2022: When, where & how to see it

The Perseid meteor shower (also known as The Perseids) is perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year, visible between July and August. With clear skies, you could see what some consider the most spectacular cosmic light show.

American spectators can expect to see the greatest number of meteors during the shower’s peak between Aug. 11-12 this year, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS) (opens in new tab). Though, the 2022 Perseids won’t be quite as spectacular as they were in 2021, due to the full moon illuminating the sky.  

Perseid meteor shower: Quick facts

When: July 14 to August 24

Peak: Aug. 11-12 

Comet of origin: 109P/Swift-Tuttle

Zenithal Hourly Rate (ZHR): 100

(The number of meteors a single observer would see in an hour of peak activity with a clear, dark sky and the radiant at the zenith). 

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