Will we see a meteor shower over Mass.?
BOSTON -- A spectacular sight in the sky should be visible to some areas in Massachusetts on early Friday morning.
It's the height of the Perseid meteor shower, which can be seen annually as Earth passes through debris from a comet called Swift-Tuttle.
"In fact, the "debris zone" is so wide that Earth spends several weeks passing through it. Well---tonight is the peak amount of that debris, which is made up of dust & gravel and the result are shooting stars," said 7Meteorologist Jeremy Reiner in his 7Weather Blog.
The best time to spot the meteor shower is to look at the northeast sky from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m.
"If skies are completely clear and you're far enough away from city lights, you may see upwards of several dozen an hour," said Reiner.
According to Jeremy, it may be difficult to spot the shower in some spots.
"We have some issues this evening and those issues go by the name of stratus clouds. The clouds are part of a system creating showers in New York state and that system will continue to just barely affect us. That system is also expected to move out of here overnight and be long gone tomorrow but may take much of the night to take its clouds with it, possibly hampering the light show later this evening and overnight," said Reiner.
In order to capture good pictures of the shower, the exposures should last at least a minute and the camera must be aimed at an angle, rather than straight up. (Source: American Meteor Society)
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