This weekend is when the annual Perseid meteor shower will be at its best viewing stage. The peak will be visible Sunday night into Monday morning, with about 70 meteors an hour those evenings.
We have our lawn chairs ready. Do you?
Fun fact: Perseid meteors are particles from the debris trail on the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle and hit the Earth’s atmosphere moving 132,000 miles per hour. The shower, nicknamed the “Fireball Champion,” produces more meteors than any other annual shower and is typically bright enough at its peak to be seen in areas that suffer some light pollution.
One great place to view it will be at Brady’s Bluff shelter building at Perrot State Park. They will host this wonderful star gazing opportunity and it is best to call the park office at 608 534-6409 and ask for the program times. A helpful hint is to take your time walking up the Bluff. Bring a flashlight to help with the hike down.
If hiking isn’t your thing, the best way to see them is to get out of the city and away from lights. The rule of thumb is that you should be able to see all the stars of the Big Dipper — seven stars if you are counting. Also, give yourself enough darkness to catch the shooting stars. And give your eyes an hour to adjust.
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