Stargazers and at home astronomers, Aug. 12, invite friends and leave the telescopes in the house for there will be more than enough “shooting stars” to wish upon able to be seen with the naked eye and Phillip Scott, Astronomy and Physics Teacher at McAlester High School and director of the McAlester High School observatory says to grab a chair or blanket and look up at the sky.
The Perseid meteor shower becomes visible starting mid-July, but it is mostly visible from Aug. 9 to 14 every year. Well, at least it has been every year for the last 2,000 years that we as humans have been observing it.
This year the peak is expected to be Aug. 11 through 13. Sometimes the stream is more visible depending on the direction it is coming from, According to Science.NASA.org.
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