The Perseid Meteor shower—an annual show of shooting stars—has some added bonuses this year.
We see rapid streaks of light as those particles of debris hit the thin, upper atmosphere of the Earth, and the air is heated to incandescence.
This year, the meteor shower will peak late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, when the moon is in its waning crescent phase. That means the moonlight won’t interfere with your view of the dashing meteors, according to Astronomy.com.
The forecast is for a clear and cool evening in West Cobb, so you should have a good view.
You don’t need a telescope to view this celestial event,