Aug 29, 2022

Aurigids: You need to watch the most mythical meteor shower of the year this week

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The annual Aurigid Meteor Shower peaks this Thursday, September 1. Though the Aurigids are less flashy than some (the American Meteor Society calls them a “reliable minor shower”), they still put on a show worth watching. That’s especially true since this year’s shower coincides with a waxing crescent moon, meaning moonlight won’t upstage the meteors. Here’s everything you need to know to catch the Aurigids in action.

When to see the Aurigid Meteor Shower

The Aurigids pelt our atmosphere with bits of burning rock and dust about this time every year. This year’s Aurigid shower started on August 28 and will continue until September 4 or 5, but the real show happens at the meteor shower’s peak, on September 1.

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