Brad's Astro Extra: Best way to watch the Perseid meteor shower

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Weather will be perfect this weekend to view the Perseid meteor shower.

The annual spectacle in the sky is typically one of the best meteor showers of the year. It averages about 60 meteors per hour.

The peak viewing time will be Sunday at around midnight.

StormCenter 2 Severe Weather Specialist Brad Spakowitz says the meteors are remnants of Comet Swift-Tuttle. Our earth is passing through the debris, also known as a "river of rubble", at this time.

Click here to watch Brad explain the Perseid meteor shower.

This year, skies will be clear. Viewing will be enhanced by the fact that the moon will not be present. That will make the light from those meteors really pop!

Brad says the best view can be found away from city lights.

Look to the north or northeast initially, and then more northeast or east after midnight.

Or you could take Brad's advice:

"What I like to do is just get a blanket or a take a reclining lawn chair and just look overhead," Brad says. "Because Perseids have very long tails so you're going to see that to begin with. Second of all your peripheral vision, you'll catch a lot more that way. Instead if your just zoned in on one area you're going to miss everything that's going on over here."

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