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How to watch the Perseid meteor shower in Nashville

The Perseids are one of the two strongest and most dependable annual meteor showers, according to Space.com — and the shower peaks Friday, Aug. 11-Sunday, Aug. 13.

A streak of light shoots across a mostly dark night sky filled with stars.

A 2016 view of the Perseid meteor shower in West Virginia.

Photo via Wiki Commons

Your sign to watch the annual Perseid meteor shower is written in the stars. Between late night and predawn from Friday, Aug. 11-Sunday, Aug. 13, Middle Tennesseans will see the Perseids peak.

Experts predict a more ideal viewing experience this year than last as the moon will be in a waning crescent phase and producing less light in the night sky. Of course, this also means Nashvillians will need to drive away from the city neon to see Mother Nature do its thing. Consider camping at one of these recommended locations this weekend:

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