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Tonight the sturgeon moon shines more brilliantly than usual – a super moon – even while enveloped in a hazy veil of clouds here in my velvety night sky.  I followed it all the way home tonight, a steadfast beacon just at the edge of my sightline.

The gathering clouds may hide the annual perseid shower around here on these peak nights (August 11-13), but at this writing we are hurtling through the tail of the comet Swift-Tuttle, resulting in one of the best meteor shower opportunities of the year.  The moon drenched sky will challenge the perseids this year, but some are sure to be bright enough to shine.

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Catch a falling star.

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