August 6, 2012
The Perseid meteor shower peaks early Sunday morning. The crescent moon, rising between the two bright planets Jupiter and Venus at about 1:30 a.m., shouldn’t diminish the 60 or so meteors expected each hour during the peak. This colorful Perseid meteor streaked across the sky over Stagecoach Reservoir on Aug. 12, 2009.
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The annual Perseid meteor shower, which dependably produces 60 or more "falling stars" per hour at its peak, is under way and is expected to peak before dawn Sunday.