The Perseids Meteor Shower is coming!
Peak performance happens on August 12.
Usually, in a high outburst year, like 2016, an average of 100-200 meteors could be seen on a non-moonlight night.
This year, however, a 3/4 moon will wash out the fainter meteors but it's the big fireballs you'll not want to miss.
Sometimes you'll hear the fizzle and snap of the meteor as it burns up in the atmosphere overhead. WOW!
How to view: Take in as much sky as possible. In other words, open fields, parks, mountain meadows, backyards, etc., where trees, buildings, street lamps do not block portions of the sky.
Peak performance will occur after 1am until dawn. But, remember, you can catch spectacular performances prior to and after August 12th.
Keep your eyes on the skies!
**This event happens everywhere! And it's FREE! Make it a family event and camp out in the backyard**