See Perseids meteor shower

Perseid meteor shower. NASA photo
Perseid meteor shower. NASA photo

Just a quick reminder to look up late tonight, early tomorrow morning, late tomorrow night and before dawn Sunday.

The Perseids are streaking across the sky.  Different calculations put them at from 40 to 80 an hour.

But to best see them you need dark – not a well-lit parking lot or town.

And the moon will be a factor because it is waning from the full moon Aug. 7 so the sky can still be fairly bright.

The Perseids radiate from the Perseus constellation. You see them when Earth crosses the orbit of the Swift-Tuttle comet.

Good sites to check out more meteor information are NASA’s Perseids from 2016 and EarthSky.  Also see TravelSmart.


Author: Jodie

Longtime Chicago Tribune contributor for news and features. Travel writer for What's Happening, Great Lakes Boating, CBS Theater for Examiner and A&E for CBS

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