70 Meteors Per-Hour Will Light Up The Skies Over Maine This Weekend
Summer is a great time to stargaze, and Maine is a great place to catch those shooting stars. Don't miss the best meteor shower of summer.
Maine is a great place to see some of the best meteor showers of the year. It's not very hard to find dark areas away from light pollution to get a clear view of the night sky.
The best meteor shower of not only the summer, but the the year is the Perseids. This meteor shower favors the northern hemisphere for best viewing. The number of meteors increases from midnight through a few hours before dawn. You could see as many as 60-70 per-hour, according to Space.com. They will appear bright and fast in the night sky. The photo above shows Perseid meteors. EarthSky.org predicts the Perseids to peak the night of August 11, 12, 13.
After the Perseid shower, the next major meteor shower will be the Draconid meteor shower in October.