What Are You Doing at 1AM Next Friday?
Next week the Perseid meteor shower makes it's annual trip to earth. And Michigan.
And this year, according to MLive.com, we've been promised an even bigger show than last year. Mother Nature, she's all about the hype - amirite?
In recent years, the number of meteors has peaked at about 80 per hour. This year, scientists say, during peak times, we may see as many as 200 per hour! That peak time should be on the night of Thursday August 11th. However, the moon will 58% visible on that night, until it goes below the horizon at around 1AM.
Of course, you may be able to see meteors any night next week, so cross your fingers for clear weather - and go camping in a dark place. They probably saw a lot of meteors during "The Blair Witch Project", but I might be wrong. Should I have not brought that up?
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