According to Astronomy.com, the Perseid Meteor shower has some added bonuses this year It will occur on a night when the moon is in its waning crescent phase, which means the moonlight won’t interfere with your view of the dashing meteors, and it’s on a Saturday night, which means Duluth viewers can stay up late and sleep in the next day.
You don’t even need a telescope. Just spread out a blanket, maybe a late-night picnic, lay back and enjoy!
Perseid Meteor Trivia:
- These meteors travel 37 miles per second!
- The best time to view will be 2 a.m. on Aug. 12.
- The weather in Snellville, so far, is predicted to be clear, so you should have a good view.
- The Perseid Meteors are cast-offs of the Swift-Tuttle comet, according to Space.com.
- The shower began on July 23 and will peak the night of Aug. 11-12.
Article source: http://duluth.patch.com/articles/perseid-meteor-shower-to-dazzle