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Watch the meteor shower

If the skies stay clear, head outside to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower.

meteor showerThe peak of the meteor shower will be Aug. 11 and will go into the early morning hours of Aug. 12. Astronomers are predicting a spectacular shower this year with upwards of 200 meteors per hour crossing the night sky.

Stay up late and watch after 1 a.m. Friday when the moon has already set and there will be less light.

The best place to watch the meteor shower is somewhere dark that is far away from artificial lights. Be sure to bring a blanket or something to sit on so the kids are comfortable as they wait to see the show.

Watching the meteor shower is a great way to get kids interested in science and technology, and when summer days get too hot, doing family activities at night is a must.

For more summer fun ideas, check out our 100 Days of Summer list of daily family activities and our daily calendar of events.

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