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Meteor Showers

Peak night dates are based on local time for Washington DC. Please note that this does not guarantee visibility. Visibility is based on a variety of factors including weather and astronomical conditions. See meteor shower animation to find out visibility conditions for viewing the meteor shower from your location.

What is a Meteor Shower? A meteor shower is when a number of meteors — or shooting stars — flash across the night sky, seemingly from the same point. Learn more about meteors