Yes, the Perseids are back for your viewing pleasure!
Itâ€™s hot and sticky tonight but after a day full of wicked thunderstorms, at least itâ€™s not raining anymore where I amâ€¦
If you are a night owl like me, you might want to step outside to see if you can get a view of the annual Perseid Â Meteor showers!Â They are supposed to be happening tonight and Thursday night.
The best tip to view them: Get as far away from the city and any lights as possibleâ€¦ drive out to the boonies if you have to. Â The darker the better.
We used to make a special night Â of it with our kidsâ€”pop a big bag of popcorn, slather on the bug spray and head out to a dark spot. Then weâ€™d spread out a blanket and â€˜ooohhhâ€™ and â€˜ahhhh â€˜Â for hours over Godâ€™s amazing light show in the sky.Â One of the things I miss now that we don't live in the country anymore.
According to Astronomy magazine,â€ This year's shower, which peaks the night of August 12/13, promises to be among the Perseids' best.Â Observers can expect to see more than 60, and perhaps 100, meteors per hour. About half as many will be visible the night before and after.â€
How cool is that!
Have you ever taken the time to watch meteor showers?