If you’ve got clear skies this evening, prepare for a celestial light show as our planet passes through a debris cloud left by Halley’s comet.
(Personal note: Ever since moving to NH, I have been gifted with an unending series of cloud-covered skies for every single meteor shower since 2007. Tonight does look to be different – the prediction is “mostly clear”, but I’ll believe that when I see, or don’t see, meteors. Please do what I probably won’t be able to and take a gander!)
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Predictions are that the number per hour is on the rising side of a 12 year activity cycle.