39 Meteors to Pass Over Hudson Valley Every Hour
Get ready to sit back and enjoy the most popular meteor shower of the year. Well at least that's what NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke calls it.
The Perseid's meteor shower will be the best shower of this year according to Space.Com. The Hudson Valley will be lucky enough to get a glimpse of Perseid and then some.
Space.Com explains that the "Perseids are rich in fireballs, so the show should be even better" then in years past. For the Hudson Valley the meteors should peak on August 13th.
As for the best time to see Perseid Bill Cooke tells the site "This year the moon will be near new moon, it will be a crescent, which means it will set before the Perseid show gets underway after midnight."
In-The-Sky.Org suggests that in Poughkeepsie there will be 39 meteors per hour passing through the Dutchess County skies on August 13th. It's also being reported that from July 23rd until August 20th shooting stars that are associated with the Perseid meteor shower will be visible.
If you're planning on watching the meteor shower, give yourself sometime. Cooke explains that it takes our eyes about 30 minutes to adjust to the darkness, so the longer you wait the more you'll see. Make sure to find the darkest spot possible, away from any lights. If you're in a city plan on a overnight stay in the suburbs or countryside.