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What time is the meteor shower 2021?

The closest darkness to that peak—and therefore the best time to observe the Perseid meteor shower in 2021—will therefore be the pre-dawn hours of Thursday, August 12, 2021. Start looking about midnight, preferably from somewhere with little light pollution. ForbesMeteor Shower Tonight? Why You Need To Know Precisely When The Perseids Peak Where You Live To See ‘Shooting Stars’

When is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower?

The Perseid meteor shower, widely known as one of the biggest meteor showers each year, is active from July 17 to Aug. 24, and peaks from Aug. 11-12. During its peak, you should be able to see about 100 meteors per hour. Detroit Free PressPerseid meteor shower is best of the year and happening right now: What to know

When is the meteor shower in August?

The Perseid meteor shower, which NASA considers one of the best of the year, will be visible in the U.S. this week. The celestial show peaks in the Northern Hemisphere on the night of Thursday, Aug. 12 to Friday, Aug. 13. The Perseids are best viewed just before dawn. KGO-TVPerseid meteor shower 2021: How to watch fireballs light up August night sky, when Perseids peak

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A routine pre-fight eye exam ordered by the Nevada Athletic Commission revealed Spence has a torn retina in his left eye. He left Las Vegas on Tuesday to return home to Dallas. He will undergo surgery there and is expected to make a full recovery.

“I’m very disappointed that I won’t be able to fight Manny Pacquiao on August 21,’’ Spence said in a statement. “I was excited about the fight and the event. Unfortunately, the doctors found a tear in my left eye and said I needed to get surgery on it ASAP and that there was no way I could fight with my eye in that condition. I’d like to apologize to everyone. You know I’ll be back as soon back soon. We’ve come back from worse.’’

Sean Gibbons, the president of Pacquiao’s MP Promotions, told Yahoo Sports that Pacquiao is open to all options after the Ugas fight.

Both Gibbons and trainer Freddie Roach said Pacquiao had been on point and looking as good as he had in a while.

“The Senator is very disappointed about Errol Spence’s injury but is happy he still gets to compete,” Gibbons said. “He has been looking extraordinarily sharp in training and would have given a great performance against Spence.

“He’ll go ahead and fight Ugas, because he’s a fighter and that’s what he does. When that’s over, he’ll consider all of his options and that would include Errol.”

What may be a problem for Pacquiao to fight Spence later is that Pacquiao is expected to run for president of the Philippines in 2022.

Ugas had been set to take on Fabian Maidana on the Pacquiao-Spence undercard. He defeated Abel Ramos on Sept. 6, 2020, in Los Angeles to win a vacant WBA welterweight title. On Jan. 29, without any notice to Pacquiao, who had been the WBA super champion since beating Keith Thurman in 2019, the WBA deemed Pacquiao its champion in recess and gave Ugas the super champion designation.

“I guess we’ll find out who the real super champion in,” Gibbons said, laughing.

Ugas is 26-4 with 12 KOs and has won 11 of his last 12. His only defeat was a split decision loss to Shawn Porter on March 9, 2019.

He is eager to meet Pacquiao, he said.

“It’s an honor to fight the great multiple division world champion, Manny Pacquiao, as I am more than ready to take on this challenge,’’ Ugas said in a statement. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Pacquiao, but I am coming to win this fight. I’ve been in camp working hard with my coach Ismael Salas and I know together we will come up with a masterful game plan to combat anything Manny will bring to the ring. I wish Errol Spence Jr. a speedy recovery and I want to ensure the fans that I will be at my best for this fight.

“Everyone knows my story about how I came to America to follow my dreams of becoming a world champion, and now it’s time to stamp my legacy with a victory, as one of the best Cuban fighters to ever put on a pair of gloves. I love my country and I want to dedicate this fight to all the men and women who are fighting for freedom.’’

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Perseid meteor shower peaks Thursday night. Here's how to watch.

The Washington Post 14 August, 2021 - 10:10am

DENVER(CBS)- Typically, one of the best viewed meteor showers of the year is happening this week! The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is ramping up for what should be a good show Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night. The peak of the whole affair will be before dawn on Thursday morning when you might be able to see up to 60 meteors an hour under a dark sky in perfect conditions.

A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above desert pine trees on Aug. 13, 2015 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. The annual display, known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth’s orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The only problem this year is that you may not be able to find those perfect conditions because of one thing. The wildfire smoke may obscure the viewing in some areas of the state.

Smoke from the Front Range west across the I-70 corridor across the mountains into the Montrose area will be moderate to thick. Areas of the state down south and across the Wyoming state line will have a thinner smoke cover to view the meteors.

That said if you there are a few things you can do to try and view the shooting stars.

You do not need any special equipment to view the Perseids either. Look primarily to the north-east sky but, there will be shooting stars from several different directions.

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Patch.com 10 August, 2021 - 09:31am

The peak of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower occurs tomorrow night on August 11/12. The Perseids are typically active from July 17 to August 26. You can start looking for meteors as early as 10 pm by looking northeast but, your best views will be from midnight to 4 am. During this time, you have the chance to see meteors moving in all direction emanating from the shower's radiant in the constellation Perseus.

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