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The most significant astronomical occurrences in 2023, include solar eclipses and meteor showers

2023 is bursting with planet power. After a few quiet celestial months, western sky gazers have a chance to see Venus and Jupiter put on an illuminating show. Throughout the entire month of June, Venus and Mars will hang in the sky like planets in March. The Perseid meteor shower will be chock-full of slinging meteors, with up to 100 per hour, during its peak the night of Aug. 12. The show will be unobscured by the moon this year as the moon will be illuminating at 10 percent capacity.