Meteor showers light up August nights in the Pacific Northwest

A dark sky full of stars stretches to the horizon, the scent of baked grass and pine fills the air, and dozens of pinpricks of light flash across the summer sky.

Throughout each year, there are many stargazing opportunities in the Pacific Northwest — including three meteor showers during August.

One of the most popular celestial events is the Perseid meteor shower, which takes place this year between July 14 through Sept. 1, peaking Aug. 13.

The peak of a meteor shower is the projected time when the most meteors can be seen.

At the Battle Point Astronomical Association (BPAA), the Perseids can be viewed at their monthly

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