SUMMARY: Don't forget to mark your calendars for one of the best sky events of the year, the Perseid meteor shower. This year the shower peaks before dawn on August 12. Viewers in both hemispheres will be able to see meteors; however, it's folks in the north who'll get to see more. And as a special bonus, Mars will be visible in the eastern sky, near where the Perseid meteors seem to originate.

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