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The Perseid meteor shower over Buzludzha, an abandoned monument in Bulgaria. (Stock image)

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Perseid meteor showers best seen Saturday, Sunday nights

The Perseid meteor shower this weekend takes place on nights when the moon is in the new or crescent phase, with about 1 percent of the lit moon surface showing on Saturday, Aug. 11, and 2 percent on Sunday, Aug. 12.

By Sue Tone August 9, 2018