Countdown to Heartland Eclipse: Perseid Meteor Shower - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Countdown to Heartland Eclipse: Perseid Meteor Shower

(Source: KFVS) (Source: KFVS)
(KFVS) -

We are counting down to Heartland Eclipse 2017.

The August 21st total solar Eclipse will not be the only reason to scan the sky in August.

The Perseid meteor shower can producer up to 100 meteors, also known as shooting stars, an hour in the night sky.

The evening of August 12 will be the prime night to head outside after dark and look to the north east.

The meteors are what is left over when the comet Swift-Tuttle passed by earth and left particles to fall into the earth's atmosphere.

To see the meteor shower you don't need to have any special equipment such a a telescope or binoculars.

Just a clear sky.

You will be able to find the weather forecast plus more on meteors in the solar eclipse section of the KFVS News app.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Mom's posts plea after grocery store body-shaming

    Mom's posts plea after grocery store body-shaming

    Monday, December 11 2017 5:02 AM EST2017-12-11 10:02:12 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 5:02 AM EST2017-12-11 10:02:12 GMT

    A trip to the grocery store turned into humiliation for an Ohio mom.

    A trip to the grocery store turned into humiliation for an Ohio mom.

  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Police dog attacks innocent woman

    GRAPHIC VIDEO: Police dog attacks innocent woman

    Monday, December 11 2017 7:19 AM EST2017-12-11 12:19:56 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 7:24 AM EST2017-12-11 12:24:41 GMT

    The woman was taking out her garbage at the same time as police were trying to catch two burglary suspects.

    The woman was taking out her garbage at the same time as police were trying to catch two burglary suspects.

  • Grizzlies join push to support bullied TN boy

    Grizzlies join push to support bullied TN boy

    Monday, December 11 2017 8:47 PM EST2017-12-12 01:47:55 GMT

    A young boy's plea to stop his bullies from hurting people people has captured hearts all across America.

    A young boy's plea to stop his bullies from hurting people people has captured hearts all across America.

Powered by Frankly