Meteor showers are a spectacular thing to witness.

Unfortunately, if you happen to live in the heart of the city, you probably don't get to see too many celestial events, because of all the light pollution.

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But that won't be the case for the Perseid Meteor Shower.

This meteor shower is known for being the biggest, brightest and most visible shower in the world, and last year was one of the most spectacular ones ever recorded. 

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So what makes this meteor shower so amazing?

Normal showers see about 10 meteors an hour, but the Perseid shower sees 60 to 100 shooting stars per hour. 

Plus, the fireballs burn brighter than some stars, which means they will be visible even from the downtown core, as long as building aren't in your way.

This year, the meteor shower will be visible starting on the night of August 12th at 9:00pm and it will last until Sunday at 6:00am

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