The Nebraska Sky Will Light Up With Shooting Stars And A Nearly Full Moon This Week

If you’re an avid astronomer or a casual observer of the stars, get to a place away from civilization tonight. The annual Perseid meteor shower is peaking, and you’ll want to see the spectacular show.

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The shower peaks tonight, August 12, 2019. The first meteors should start to race across the sky between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., but the best time to see them will be between 2 a.m. and sunrise. If you can’t get out tonight, don’t worry – some meteors will likely still be visible every night through the end of August.

Have you captured some stunning photos of the annual Perseid meteor shower from Nebraska? We’d love to see your pictures in the comments!