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Meteor shower peaks Saturday

Meteor shower peaks Saturday”

The total solar eclipse is just over a week away and in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday (tomorrow) August 12 there will be a meteor shower. Large parks and areas in cities where streetlights are shielded by trees affer meteor-sighting opportunities as well, but you can see the brighter ones from nearly anywhere, including back yards. "Upwards of 100 lay prostrate on the ground [.] with their hands raised, imploring God to save the world and them", Cooke quoted from an 1833 account of seeing the Leonids meteor show in SC.

"This year, however, there is a bright waning gibbous moon in the sky all three mornings", said Earthsky.org.

The Perseid meteor shower is associated with the Swift-Tuttle comet.

On this night, the moon will be around three-quarters full, making it trickier to spot the shower in the sky.

Cooke says, "A meteor every couple of minutes is good and certainly [makes it] worth going outside to look, but it is hardly the 'brightest shower in human history, '" Cooke said. Most meteors will appear late Saturday night (Sunday morning), after midnight, in dark and clear skies and away from city lights.

Last year, between 150 and 200 meteors were sighted in an hour.

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There also might be some "increased activity" on 13 August, which means if you miss catching the shower once, you may be able to spot it the next night.

At Babcock State Park, naturalist Abby Rice will provide meteor-spotting guidance during a Perseid Party that starts at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Boley Lake. Just imagine, 24 hours of daylight on August 12, which will also see a remarkable celestial event of Perseid Meteor Shower 2017. This years shower will produce 40-50 meteors per hour instead of the 80-100 meteors per hour that typically zip across the sky.

The Perseid appear to be coming from the constellation Perseus, this area is called the radiant because the meteors appear to radiate from it.

"We hit that meteor debris trail every year about the same time", Stunder said.

Dr. Cobb explained that comets leave a lot of dust and debris behind them as they orbit.

The only problem is that the maritime weather system that can reverse the outflow winds that brought the wildfire smoke from the B.C. Interior in the first place might bring rain and overcast skies itself.



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