Everyone ready to go watch the Perseid meteor shower? According to EarthSky, the best times for viewing are predicted to be the mornings of August 12 and 13.
1. Try to find a place that is dark for best viewing. Porch and street lights can fade out the meteors.
2. Remind your children there may be several minutes between sightings. In the wee hours of the morning it can be hard to be patient.
3. Blankets and lawn chairs that allow for viewing in a prone position help prevent neck strain.
Here’s an informative video about last year’s shower:
More tips for watching meteor showers from NASA
Let us know what you see.