A rare meteor shower is set to hit Earth on Saturday, bringing a beautiful, blue glow to the evening sky.
Meteor hunters are on the hunt for the Perseids, a group of meteors that can sometimes be hard to spot because they’re so bright.
Meteor watchers are hoping for a bright blue glow from the meteor shower that will appear just before dawn.
A meteor shower can occur when several comets and asteroids pass in front of Earth.
Meteorologists call the shower Perseids because they look like a bunch of tiny silver balls floating in the sky.
The Perseids usually appear in late May or early June, and meteor watchers say the peak of the Perseid meteors is around midnight.
It’s the time of year when the meteors appear.
Meteorites can also appear in the night sky when they burn up as they fall into Earth’s atmosphere.
They’re called pyroclastic flows, which are similar to volcanic eruptions.
Meteorite enthusiasts have known for years that the Perseidae could appear on Earth during the Perseus meteor shower, but they’ve never been able to figure out the exact timing.
Now, meteor watcher Brian Bowerman says his team is confident they can spot the Perseides during the shower’s peak.
Bower, an associate professor of meteorology at the University of North Texas, is leading the Perseo-Perseid team.
He says he and his colleagues have had more luck during Perseids than they have during the meteor showers.
In his blog, he describes how the team has spotted the Perseiids in the morning and evening.
Perseids tend to occur in the middle of the night.
During Perseids peak, there are usually many people in the same room watching.
During the Perseidi meteor shower peak, the sky is usually quite dark and you’ll be able to see a small number of meteor trails.
Bowers said the Perseiders brightest meteors are usually bright in the evening, but not in the daytime.
He said his team has noticed a small increase in the Perseini meteor shower’s brightness in recent months.
Perseid meteor shower will begin on Saturday and will last for about 24 hours.
The shower’s radiant will be near the constellation Perseus.
The radiant is a star’s position in the constellation Orion.
In the Perse-Perceid meteor stream, the radiant is closest to the constellation Pegasus.