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, according to Astronomy.com. And it’s on a Saturday night, which means people 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, kick back and enjoy!
Perseid Meteor Trivia:
- These meteors travel 37 miles per second!
- The best time to view will be 2 a.m. on Sunday.
- The local weather, so far, is predicted to be partly cloudy skies and only a 10 percent chance of storms, so – cross your fingers – you should have a good view, Roswell.
- The Perseid Meteors are cast-offs of the