Friday, August 12, 2016

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing Update

If you are an astronomer, astrologist, or if you just simply like looking up at night to see what you can spot, you may be disappointed tonight. That's because the Perseid Meteor Shower will be seen tonight, but our forecast will essentially wipe that viewing out. A deepening low pressure system over northern Illinois will continue to spawn a few isolated rain showers through the evening. That isn't the big problem, though. The problem will be the extensive cloud cover that will be present through the night as a result of the low pressure system and plenty of moisture in place. A break or two in the cloud cover may be possible, but overall our viewing conditions will be quite poor in the Stateline.

If you want to see the meteor shower you will have to travel well to the north and northwest. Areas such as far northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, western Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Kansas will have excellent viewing conditions.

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