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Look Up, Idaho! Meteor Shower To Visit Our Night Skies Wednesday

Idaho Daily Life
Ted S. Warren/AP
In this 20-second exposure, a meteor streaks across the night sky above trees near Moscow, Idaho in the early hours of Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 during the Perseid Meteor Shower. The annual event can produce dozens of meteors an hour. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Wednesday night, the Idaho sky will light up with flashes and streaks from one of the best meteor showers of the year.

They’re called the Perseids and you don’t need a telescope or any special equipment to see them — just a dark sky and a little time. Idaho Matters learns about this astronomical phenomenon from Boise State University associate professor of physics Brian Jackson.

Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.