Tips for watching the weekend meteor shower

(WQOW) – It’s August, but the night sky will soon like more like the 4th of July.

The Perseid Meteor Shower will be streaming across the night sky all weekend. Astronomers said Sunday around 9 will be the best time to view it.

What you will be seeing is debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle that orbits the sun once every 133 years.

Astronomer Mike Brown, with the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society, told News 18 there is no best spot to view the meteor show, but you should make sure you’re not around a lot of light pollution. The darker the sky, the better the show.

In general, we concentrate on non-science things, it is just good to sit back, slow down and take a look at the sky," Brown said. "It’s something that we are losing due to light pollution issues. 

NASA scientists suggest patience is key when viewing the meteor shower. It can take up to 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark sky.

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