There is a saying that when you see a falling star you should make a wish and it will come true. If there is truth to this saying then you’ll want to find a good spot to watch the skies in the early morning of August 12-13 to watch the annual Perseid meteor shower. There’ll be hundreds of stars for you tochoose from then, if you can just find a good spot to see them.
The meteor shower is caused by earth intersecting the debris left by comets as it revolves around the sun. As they burn up in our atmosphere, we below see shooting stars, as they are sometimes fondly called.
Unfortunately for us the full moon was on August 9th which means it will still be very bright at the peak of the meteor shower which will be on the 12th. This means that the light of the moon will outshine most of the shower except for a few but it is still worth watching.
You don’t need to bring much to enjoy the show. You just need to find a nice dark area of the sky where you can clearly see the constellation Perseus which marks the area where the shower will be coming from. Bring with you some comfortable material to recline on, some bug spray and food and drinks. A blanket may come in handy if the night gets chilly. You should be able to see the shower with your naked eye but if you want to bring a telescope or binoculars feel free.
So take your family, go camping and enjoy the view. For some this may even be the moment you’ve been waiting for to propose. Hope you catch the show.