Best meteor shower of 2018 visible over Middle TN this weekend

Once evening falls Sunday expect to see a meteor or a

Once evening falls Sunday expect to see a meteor or a"shooting star" streaking across the sky every few minutes

This particular meteor shower "normally produces, statistically, up to 60 meteors per hour", Henderson said.

This year, the peak of the shower should be out of this world.

Brad says the best view can be found away from city lights.

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is peaking this weekend over Mid-Michigan!

"The moonless sky this year means the viewing will be excellent, and the shower's predicted peak is timed especially well for North America", Diana Hannikainen, Sky & Telescope magazine's observing editor, said in a statement.

Meteor showers are caused by dust breaking off of a comet. The Perseid meteor shower is generally the best of the year. As long as you're willing to be patient and work with any clouds floating around, skies should start to clear out Saturday night.

Every 133 years it makes an orbit around the sun, each time leaving behind a trail consisting of trillions of little pieces of debris.

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NASA scientists advise that although they can be seen any time after 10 p.m., the best time to spot a flurry of meteors will be during the darkest part of the night, in the early hours before dawn, from 11 first light.

A stunning, natural spectacle is set to light up night skies across the world this weekend, and those living in Dubois County should have a good seat to the show.

To view it, look high in the northeastern sky to find the constellations Perseus and Cassiopeia.

You'll need to let your eyes adjust to the darkness.

During this period, a small number of meteors will streak across the starry skies. They say the further you are from artificial lights, the better the view will be.

-If you plan on capturing them on camera, don't forget to lower the shutter speed!

"That's pretty active", he said when asked if that's a lot for a meteor shower.

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