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Biggest meteor show expected this weekend

Posted: 1:58 PM, Aug 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-07 14:58:09-04

CORPUS CHRISTI – According to meteor experts, expect to see an amazing visual meteor shower display this weekend.

According to Bill Cooke, who is a NASA meteor expert, the annual Perseid Meteor Shower will be visible Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 12-13.

This phenomenon happens when Earth passes through the trail of the comet Swift-Tuttle,  which happens about this time every year.

Cooke said in an interview to space.com , “This year the moon will be near new moon, it will be a crescent, which means it will set before the Perseid show gets underway after midnight.”

To find the best spot where to watch this spectacular show, click here .