Get the blanket ready and find a nice patch of grass because tonight the annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to bring its exquisite star showers.

Every year at this time, the Earth passes through the orbit of a comet called Swift Tuttle, and we see meteors streaking across the night sky as pieces of debris from the comet enter the earth’s atmosphere at more than 100,000 mph and burn up. The Perseid can be seen during the last week of July or first week in August, but the peak will come tonight — the evening of Sunday, August 11 into the morning of Monday, August 12.

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