WASHINGTON (AP/WAVY) — There was quite a show in the skies overnight.
The oldest meteor shower known to Earth — the Perseids — was vivid Wednesday night and peaked around 3 a.m. Thursday.
A NASA expert says it’s because the moon is “almost new” — so there wasn’t any moonlight to “mess with the show.”
In areas where the weather is good, sky-watchers were able to see one shooting star a minute — no telescopes needed.
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