Star Gazers Prepare for Best Meteor Shower of the Year!
Apparently, this year’s “Super Flower Blood Moon”, “Ring of Fire” solar eclipse and “Strawberry Supermoon” were only warm-up acts! Astronomers are now telling us that the biggest celestial event of the year is right around the corner. According to experts at NASA, the Perseid Meteor Shower is expected to start lighting up the sky on Wednesday, and will peak in mid-August. So we have about six weeks of Prime Time Star Gazing, starting this week. With clear skies, as many as 100 meteors will be visible every hour, reps for the space agency say. Perseid meteors, which are actually particles of comets and asteroids, leave long trails of colorful light behind them as they streak across the sky, NASA reports. However, they don’t last long — the average Perseid meteor travels at 37 miles per second, scientists say.
Do you go outside and look for events like this?