Stars and meteors can be seen in the night sky as a man watches the Perseid meteor shower on the Pamir Plateau on August 13, 2021 in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China.

6 meteor showers will likely offer better views than the Perseids this summer

Summertime sees the greatest number of “shooting stars,” with July being the peak. And every summer, skywatchers all over the world look forward to observing the Perseid meteors — the “Old Faithful” of the annual meteor displays. In the process, however, most viewers will overlook six relatively minor meteor showers that peak between July 26 and Aug. 21 (three in July and three in August). 

This year, sadly, a nearly full moon will seriously hamper Perseid watching. So why not take this opportunity to see the other six, all of which will enjoy dark, moonless skies?


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