Perseids Meteor shower expected tonight

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) -- The night is expected to light up in an event that happens once every year during the month of August.

The Perseids Meteor shower is set to peak tonight as 100 shooting stars are expected to streak across the night sky, and continue for several days.

The Planetarium at TAMIU will present a show teaching the constellations, followed by an observation of the meteor shower.

"You can see if from anywhere," said Peter Davis. "It's best if you can be away from the lights, looking out in the haze and the city. If you are a little bit out of town, it will help but as long as you can get away from the light and you can see the sky."

The meteor shower observation will be from 10 PM to midnight at the open area across the Residential Learning Center near the Haynes Baseball Field.

Tickets for the Planetarium show are $3 for children and $4 for adults.

The meteor shower observation is free and open to the public.


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