It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a meteor shower!
The Perseid meteor shower is back and will reach its peak late Saturday night, August 12 going into the early hours of Sunday, August 13, illuminating the sky and leaving bright, awe-inspiring trails along its path through the night sky.
Even better: The annual meteor shower will even be visible in D.C.! Washingtonians are especially lucky because according to Space.com the Perseids will be “especially good this year”
“First, the moon will hardly interfere with the peak at all, being just a slender crescent in the predawn morning sky,” according to Space.com, “and second, the core of this meteor stream is expected to interact with the Earth during the morning hours of August 13 for North America.”
Its peak should begin around 11 p.m. on Saturday and remain highly visible until roughly 6 a.m. on Sunday.
Wondering how to catch this out-of-this-world event? Just sit back (or lie down on the ground) and look up toward the sky—the Perseids stunning light trails will speak for themselves!