Tonight and tomorrow will be the last chance to catch glimpses of the annual Perseid Meteor Showers that have been making their way across the Northern Hemisphere for the past five or so days.
The best viewing window is typically just before dawn, but for our area optimal time might be this evening, from around 8:30 to midnight, before the clouds once again — like last night — make viewing difficult.
Experts recommend laying face up in a wide open field without nearby trees and away from most artificial light, which may be difficult to come by in our densely populated, heavily treed suburbs. But if you’re lucky, you could see as many as 50 streaking meteors per hour.
Brian Sargent, a Montclair dad on a trip to the more open air state of Minnesota, got lucky, and blogged about it.