Best places to watch Perseid meteor shower this week in the Portland metro area

The meteor shower is expected to peak Aug. 12 and 13, with the best viewing experience between 1 and 2 a.m., though it will be visible as early as 10 p.m.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Perseid meteor shower is often considered the “best meteor shower of the year” — it brings a peak of 50 to 100 meteors per hour, and it’s known for occasional extra-bright “fireballs.” Plus, the warm weather makes for a pleasant viewing experience.

There’s a big bonus this year that stargazers didn’t have in 2022: No moonlight! Sky and Telescope says the Perseids will peak around Aug. 12 and 13, when the

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