Will the 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower be the Biggest and Brightest in Almost a Century?

Will the August 2017 Perseid meteor shower be the best and brightest in almost a century?

The answer: No.

In 2017, we’ll have to contend with the light of a bright waning gibbous moon, which rises in the middle of the evening and washes the sky during the peak hours of the shower, between midnight and dawn.

The good news is that a good number of Perseids will be bright, so you should be able to see some meteors, despite the bright moonlit sky.

The Perseid numbers are few and far between in the evening hours, but you’ll have a chance for some moon-free viewing between nightfall and moonrise.

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