Wow what a celestial smorgasbord we are having this month here in Idaho. Not only do we have the first total eclipse of the sun since 1978 happening this month, but this weekend is the brightest meteor shower in human history and you can see it here in the Treasure Valley.

Hopefully it won't be too smokey on Sunday night when we can witness the meteor shower headed our way this Saturday night and Sunday morning.

The Perseid Meteor shower happens every year around this time. It usually begins around the middle of July and goes to the third or fourth week in August, with the peak of showers happening this year on August 12th and the early morning of August 13th.

In an article published at Physics Astronomy, astronomers are predicting that this will be the brightest meteor shower in recorded human history. It will not only light up the night sky with multiple falling stars, but some of these might even be visible during the day time.

Like the Total eclipse which happens eight days later, this meteor shower is being called a once in a lifetime event. Astronomers say the next time you see a meteor shower of this magnitude won’t be till 2113.  Who knows maybe some of us will still be alive then, but I’m not holding my breath.

Check out the link below to get exact details on where to look in the Idaho sky and when to get the best view of the meteor showers.


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