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CA: Head to Joshua Tree to view meteor shower

(Aug. 8, 2018) -- Sunday is arguably the best night of the year to catch a falling star. The annual Perseid meteor shower will be on view to the naked eye and the moon will be absent during peak viewing times.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Star power: Sunday is arguably the best night of the year to catch a falling star. The annual Perseid meteor shower will be on view to the naked eye and the moon will be absent during peak viewing times — from 9 p.m. Sunday until 4:40 a.m. Monday. So, with a telescope, conditions are ideal to view roughly 70 meteors an hour.

Sadly, the Rancho Mirage Library Observatory hasn’t scheduled a stargazing party that night, and the College of the Desert Astronomy Club is on hiatus for the summer.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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