Chance to see meteors tonight
Fri, 23 May 2014 19:10:48 GMT —
What a beautiful night to look at the stars and the meteor shower. It's called the Camelopardalid Meteor Shower...that's "kah-ME-low-PAR-dah-lid"...because the meteors will seem to come from the Camelopardalid constellation. If you don't know where that is in the sky, don't worry about it. Look north...if you can find Polaris...that's great. Most of us will use the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia (that's the one that looks like a "W" or "M"). Look between those two...and you're there!
No one knows how many, IF ANY, meteors you will see because this is a new meteor shower. The Earth has never moved thru the tail of the comet that left the debris that will or may create the meteors. Your best time to see them will be from 2 to 4 AM Satuday.
The sky will be clear all over northern Michigan. The moon is not in play...it's a waning sliver. Wrap up. In the middle of the night, temperatures will be in the upper 30s to middle 40s. Very little wind.
You can see the shower from anywhere in the state. Just find the darkest place you can. And allow 20 minutes of full darkness for your eyes to adjust and fully dilate.
Tomorrow and Sunday we are going to see plenty of sunshine and blue sky. Both days the afternoon highs will be mild. Saturday from 65 to 75 degrees...and Sunday, mostly 70s. Light wind. Wonderful! Enjoy!
Monday will be just as warm, but there will be clouds, showers, and maybe some thunder.