Wyoming To Have Clear Skies For Tonight's Meteor Shower

  • Wyoming To Have Clear Skies For Tonight's Meteor Shower

Wyoming To Have Clear Skies For Tonight's Meteor Shower

A almost full moon early Tuesday morning will make the sky somewhat brighter than normal, and some of the fainter meteors won't be visible.

The bright, waxing Moon spoiled many meteor watchers' views of the annual Perseids meteor shower this week.

Instead of shooting stars, stargazers can hunt for bright "fireballs" which can last up to a second rather than merely fractions of a second like their shooting star brethren.

The Perseid meteor shower, considered among the most reliable and best-known meteor showers, is expected to peak after midnight tonight and into Tuesday morning.

Spaceweather.com recommends waking up "early - very early - about an hour before sunrise, when the moon is low and the shower's radiant is high in the sky". Here's what else you need to know to catch the Perseids in Miami.

Now, because Earth is orbiting the sun at a speedy 108,000 km/h it plows into the debris which in turn burns up in our atmosphere, producing the lovely meteors we see.

For those who can't make it outside, NASA is running a from Alabama starting around 6pm PT on August 12 as is the in Europe from 3pm PT.

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