Watch the Perseid meteor shower on Thursday night

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): One of the most spectacular shows is coming to town.

The Perseid meteor shower is an annual event, usually from mid-July to mid-August. This year it’s from July 17 to Aug. 24. The best day to watch the shower is Thursday night and early morning Friday, according to Space.com.

The meteor shower will be in “outbursts” this year, which means they’ll appear at double the usual rate. Experts say the Perseid meteor shower might be the most popular meteor shower of the year.

“This year, instead of seeing about 80 Perseids per hour, the rate could top 150 and even approach 200 meteors per hour,” NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke said to Space.com.

Anyone planning to watch the meteor shower, should “take in as much sky as possible,” Cook said. To do so, go to a dark area and give your eyes 30 minutes to adjust.

To learn more about the Perseid meteor shower, read the story from Space.com.

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