Perseid Meteor Shower In Full Swing Next Week
The Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak activity early Tuesday morning August 13.
According to WOOD, the annual Perseid meteor shower has a little competition this year due to the full moon and its bright light hiding some of the meteor's. So because of the moon glare it may be a bit more difficult to best enjoy the meteor shower but you should still see plenty of action.
You don't have to wait to see the meteor showers since that have been happening for a few weeks and will continue a little longer after they peak.
A good idea will be to try and watch after the moon actually sets which is happening early in the a.m. August 10 through 12. So try watching after 2 a.m. until dawn. It also will help if you get away from the city lights to area's of West Michigan that are darker do to less population.
The Persied usually happens somewhere between mid to late July all the way into late August. The reoccurring event happens while the Earth moves through debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle.
You may think you are seeing a shooting star but it is really only debris or a meteor that is burning as it moves through the Earth's atmosphere. The annual meteor shower gets its name Perseids because the meteors are coming from the area know as Perseus.
Not sure if you can wish upon a burning meteor but feel free to try.