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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Early Friday Morning

Perseid meteor shower
(Photo by Dominic Alves - CC BY 2.0)
The peak of the Perseid meteor shower in August 2010.

You might want to set your alarm a bit early tomorrow morning, like maybe between midnight and dawn, and find a nice dark spot to look up at the sky to get a glimpse of the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. It's expected yield between two and three shooting stars a minute— an unusual outburst.

 "You don't need any special equipment," said Kevin Schindler, the historian at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.

The best way to observe?

Find a dark area, a comfy chair that leans back and look up at the sky.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.