INDIANAPOLIS — If you turn your eyes to the sky over the next few nights, you might be able to see something amazing!
The annual Perseid meteor shower will peak from midnight Wednesday to dawn on Friday.
The Perseids are debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits between the Sun and beyond the orbit of Pluto every 133 years, according to NASA.
NASA says that because the crescent moon will be setting early, the sky will be especially dark, creating optimal viewing conditions.
If you are able to get away from the city lights, you might be able to spot more than 40 Perseids an hour!
How to Watch The Meteor Shower
- Get away from city lights/light pollution.
- Give your eyes time to adjust to the dark — up to half an hour, if you can.
- Look in the direction of the constellation Perseus (near Aries and Taurus in the night sky).
- Look up and enjoy the show!