(Dover, NH) - The annual Perseids comes close to a new moon, so we should have an incredible view of the meteor shower Sunday night.

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Once, many, many years ago, I climbed to the top of Mount Major in Alton and got an incredible, unobstructed view of what seemed like hundreds of meteors flying by.

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The event is known as the Perseid Shower and is a result of the earths orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. The peak time for viewing this years shower is Sunday night through the pre-dawn hours Monday.

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If the skies are clear, it will be worth saying up late Sunday, or getting up extra early Monday morning.