Coming to a Sky Near You…Next Week!

perseid meteor shower
perseid meteor shower

Okay, I’m deviating from my normal political posts to discuss something scientific–because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

The best meteor shower of the year could be headed your way–the Perseids!

According to USA Today, there could be more than eighty meteors per hour and no annoying moon to block the view!

August 13th will be the best show, or August 14th.

Look for the constellation Perseus in the northeastern portion of the sky. It’s just to the left of the Pleiades, the Seven Sisters constellation.

No special equipment is needed to enjoy this nighttime spectacle, just a dark sky and some patience. “Remember, your eyes can take as long as 20 minutes to truly adapt to the darkness of night,” McClure said. “So don’t rush the process.”

The August meteor shower–be on the lookout!

Photo Courtesy of Meta Fair (Real picture of the meteor shower)!