Last year's Perseid meteor shower was an extravaganza. Don't expect the same this year. 

While astronomers are expecting a decent 150 meteors per hour during peak hours between midnight and dawn on Aug. 12 and 13—a little less than the 200 per hour visible in 2016—NASA's Bill Cooke warns light from a three-quarter full moon will "wash out the fainter Perseids," resulting in a visible meteor "every couple of minutes," per

In other words, this won't be the "brightest shower in recorded human history," as some on social media have suggested, Cooke writes in a blog post.

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