Perseid Meteor Shower to Dazzle East Texas Skies
In addition to the being the hottest month of the year, August also conjures up thoughts of back to school, football, and the Perseid Meteor Shower.
The Earth travels through several meteor showers every year, put the Perseid is one of the most dazzling. At the height of viewing, upwards of 70 ‘shooting stars’ could be seen streaking across the late night sky. The Perseid meteors are usually a little brighter than other shooting stars because of the extreme speeds at which the celestial dust grains enter our atmosphere.
There will be an uptick of meteor activity in the early part of this weekend, however, the height of the meteor shower will take place early Sunday and Monday mornings. The best time to watch will be between 1a.m. and dawn.