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Perseid meteor shower 2016: Watch it here!

Perseid meteor shower 2016: Watch it here!

 The best time to view the Perseids is between midnight and dawn. 

Perseid meteor shower peaks Thursday, Friday: Here's where, when, how to watch!

Perseid meteor shower peaks Thursday, Friday: Here's where, when, how to watch!

This year, Earth may be in for a closer encounter than usual with the comet trails that result in meteor shower, setting the stage for a spectacular cosmic display of shooting stars.

Perseid meteor shower: Where, when, how to view the shooting stars next week!

Perseid meteor shower: Where, when, how to view the shooting stars next week!

The Perseids show up every year between July 17 and August 24 when Earth ventures through trails of debris left behind by an ancient comet.