Another Super Moon in Michigan Plus a Bonus Meteor Shower — It Starts Tonight
The annual Perseid meteor shower is due to arrive on Sunday, August 10; best visible at its peak, between Sunday August 10 and Wednesday August 13, remaining visible for a week after its peak. The light show, which could normally bring as many as 100 shooting stars per hour, ABC News reports, will pass earth at the same time earth and the moon are at their closest distance.
The Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky in late July or early August each year, when the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet launches space debris into earth’s atmosphere at around 100,000 miles per hour.
USA Today reports Super Moons bring with them 30 percent more light, and this month’s Super Moon will be the brightest of the year.