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Look up! The Perseid meteor shower is back


Good morning. I'm Michel Martin. This is the time of year when it's great to look up, at least if you're in the Northern Hemisphere. That's because it's time for the Perseid meteor shower. Now through late August, if you're in the right place and it's dark enough, you can see 60 to 80 stars flying through the sky every hour during its peak. That's one meteor per minute. You'll need no special equipment, just a dark pre-dawn sky where you might even see fireball-like streaks in the sky - nature's fireworks. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Michel Martin
Michel Martin is the weekend host of All Things Considered and host of the Consider This Saturday podcast, where she draws on her deep reporting and interviewing experience to dig in to the week's news. Outside the studio, she has also hosted "Michel Martin: Going There," an ambitious live event series in collaboration with Member Stations.