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Annual Perseid Meteor Shower
Tonight many of us will share in this spectacular treat.
Still others will be sleeping, tucked away in their sheet.
The shower will reach its peak from 1 to 3 in the morning.
The event has come upon some of us without warning.
Stargazers will be able to see up to one meteor a minute.
I'll stay up as long as I can, in my quest to see it.
On August 12th, the Perseid Shower happens every year.
And just like clockwork the shower will again reappear.
The meteors are from comet "Swift-Tuttle".
Some shooting stars may appear quite subtle.
As the earth moves through Tuttle's tail,
Our atmosphere will cause them to leave a trail.
Its name comes from the "Perseus" Constellation.
And it's one of the most reliable events in of all creation.
If you can, move away from the city light.
They obscure the view, they're MUCH too bright.
Tonight's display can be admired with the naked eye.
Just look North East as you gaze up in the sky.
Mother Nature is about to put on one of her best shows.
It's her telling us who's in charge, I suppose.
I love watching the moon and stars at night.
But tonight's presentation will be out of sight!
So put on the coffee and be prepared to stay up late.
Because tonight's performance is certain to be great!