When To Look For The Perseid Meteor Shower In Rockford
The annual Perseid Meteor Shower can produce up to 100 meteors per hour in our sky, and early next week is prime viewing time here in the Midwest.
It's one of the biggest astronomical events of the year because of how many streaks across the sky you can catch with the naked eye.
The Perseid Meteor Shower will peak overnight on Monday night. The best time to view is between midnight and daybreak on Tuesday.
The Perseids can be seen with the naked eye. At optimal viewing time (around 4 a.m. ET|1 a.m. PT), the radiant point is northeast. If patchy clouds are expected, prepare to be patient and wait for breaks. Find an area with low light pollution. If you live in a city, consider traveling to an area with less light. Lay on your back and watch the whole sky, not just the radiant point. Avoid looking at your phone and other light sources. Look for the darkest area of the sky. Keep the moon your line of out of sight as best you can.