Supermoon and shooting stars

August 9, 2014

The supermoon Sunday, Aug. 10 is expected to be brighter than the supermoon pictured rising over Lake Granbury July 12. This month’s supermoon could limit viewing of a meteor shower, The Perseids, which peaks Aug. 11, 12 and 13, according to EarthSky. Normally, you could see as many as 100 shooting stars an hour under prime viewing conditions, but light from this month’s full moon will upstage the meteor shower. Once the Perseids cool this month, the next meteor shower isn’t until late October, according to NASA.

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