Models Predict Meteor Shower

Thursday, May 22, 2014 by Katie

One interesting way that scientists use models is to forecast meteor showers. It was discovered that there will be a meteor shower this week on May 23-24. The peak of the shower is forecasted for Friday night. It will be visible in the northern sky, by Polaris, the north star. Astronomers are not quite sure if only a few meteors will be seen, or if hundreds will light up the sky!

 

To learn more about best viewing times and exactly where to look, check out:

http://earthsky.org/tonight/best-times-to-watch-friday-nights-meteor-shower

 

With the beautiful summer weather upon us, now is the perfect time to check out the night sky.  If you are into star gazing, EarthSky, is a great resource for seeing what’s in the sky every night! Take a look at : http://earthsky.org/tonight  to see what constellations and planets are out tonight! Happy star gazing!



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