Look Out For Meteors In The Sky Tonight
So in addition to the big super-moon we've got in the sky right now, the most explosive meteor shower of the year is underway, and you'll really be able to see it tonight.
Lee Sawyer is the director of chemistry and physics at Louisiana Tech. He says the peak of the every-August Perseid meteor shower will happen early tomorrow morning.
It's one of the most famous and usually one of the most spectacular meteor showers we have each year.
"It's one of the most famous and usually one of the most spectacular meteor showers we have each year," said Sawyer. "It's the beginning of the fall meteor season."
Sawyer says if you'd like to see some beautiful shooting stars, early tomorrow morning when it's still dark out would be the best time.
"Look for it in the northeast sky and maybe you'll see one every couple of seconds or so," said Sawyer.
Sawyer says sometimes the meteors will look like little fireballs. He says the annual Perseid meteor shower lasts for several days.
"Really this has been going on since about July 23," says Sawyer. "And there will still be some shooting stars over the next few days, but tonight's really the peak."