Meteor Shower To Take Place Thursday & Friday Morning
For those who like to "wish upon a star", this Thursday and Friday morning is your chance.
Our news partner WTVO-TV and Tyler Sebree are letting people know that a meteor shower will take place in the early morning hours of Thursday and Friday.
According to Tyler:
"This year astronomers are anticipating 15-20 meteors to cross the sky every hour. That may not seem like a lot. In fact, some years 70-80 meteors can be seen each hour with this meteor shower. However, the Orionid Meteor Shower is known for having some of the brightest and fastest meteors, also known as shooting stars."
Here is something else that is pretty cool. The reason we are having these meteor showers is because of Haley's Comet. Despite the fact the comet only comes once every 75 or 76 years, you can see remnants of the comet every year.
The best time to see the meteor shower is in the early morning hours of Thursday and Friday. It is also best to be in a rural area and not in the middle of a city.
Even better is the forecast. Tyler says the skies will be clear for both days. So folks in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin can make a wish. I will make sure to look out the back door and check this all out.