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Perseid meteor show lights up the night sky

SALT LAKE CITY — Grab a blanket tonight and the family and head outside for a spectacular show. There's scintillating play showing on a stellar stage - the Perseid meteor shower.

"Perseids are kind of like the old faithful of meteor showers," said Seth Jarvis, Director of the Clarke Planetarium. "The Perseids happen every year at approximately August 12th plus or minus a day or two; Thats when earth plows through a part of space where comet Swift Tuttle has deposited a lot of bits of rock from the size of sand to something the size of boulders.


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