The forecast for Saturday and Sunday nights is for overcast to clear skies with overnight low temperatures in the mid-60s.
The best place to see the Perseids meteor shower in and around Virginia-Highland might be your own back yard!
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The Perseids are a meteor shower visible when the Earth passes through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet. The meteor shower has been visible for about 2,000 years. The Swift-Tuttle comet orbits once every 133 years, according to NASA.
“The Perseids can be seen all over the sky, but the best viewing opportunities will be across the northern hemisphere,” according to a 2011 NASA release. “Those with sharp eyes will see that the meteors appear to radiate from the direction of the constellation Perseus.”
At its peak, the Perseids meteor shower could display up to 40 meteors per hour in