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How to Livestream the Perseid Meteor Shower on Monday

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The Perseid meteor shower peaks Monday and Tuesday evening. Regarded as one of the best meteor showers of the year, its something space buffs won’t want to miss.

Depending on where you live; however, catching the action live might be a bit difficult. Clouds and storms can make viewing difficult, as can city lights. Perseids are also most active after midnight, which might be a bit late for a lot of folks on a school night.

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Just because you can’t see it above you doesn’t mean you won’t be able to catch the meteor shower. A number of services are offering free live stream so you can catch all the action online instead.

Space.com will be offering a livestream of the meteor shower on its website starting at 9pm ET on Monday from Slooh. Its low-light cameras are capable of capturing even faint meteors, and it will be showing the shower from telescopes positioned in North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

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You can also check out a live stream of the show thanks to the Virtual Telescope Project on its website as well as on YouTube. That stream will start at 6pm ET on Monday.

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