Good Conditions for Viewing Meteor Shower this Weekend

Aug 10, 2012

The peak viewing period for the annual Perseid  meteor shower occurs this weekend.  But, it’s not the only time meteors make their mark over Kentucky.  

Eastern Kentucky University physics professor, Marco Ciocca says that most of the time there is some material falling from the sky.

“On any given day there is all kind of stuff falling from the sky.  It falls all the time.  We see very few, because the majority burn before we can see anything and especially if they fall during the day.  I don’t know the numbers off the top of my head, but it’s not zero,” said Ciocca.

Ciocca says the moon should be out of the picture this weekend and not diminish the viewing opportunities for the Perseid shower.

Read more about the Perseid shower from Earth and Sky, which airs weekdays at 7:33 a.m. during Morning Edition.