I never wished upon a shooting star as a kid, but I will this weekend, thanks to the Perseids meteor shower. Though it's been in effect since July 17, it will be at its peak this weekend, according to CNN, so grab your sleeping bag, tent, and whatever else you need, and leave the city for a one-night getaway. But, before you do, here's what you should know:
Why Is August 11-13 the best time to see the Perseids meteor shower?
It will be in full force that weekend, with about 60 showers per hour, according to Business Insider.
How can I see the Perseids meteor shower?
You'll need to find a secluded area with little air and light pollution (so the more rural you can get, the better). According to Business Insider, look northeast after midnight for the best views. There is a full moon during that time, which means the sky will be brighter then usual and the shooting stars will be harder to see.
When is the next meteor shower happening?
Don't let the full moon discourage you from trying to see this meteor shower. The Perseids shower will be the last meteor shower until October 22, when the Orionids take place, according to Business Insider.
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