Perseid meteor shower
We are in Milwaukee this weekend. We took the Badger ferry Friday morning. It was clear and 60 when we were in Ludington. There were clouds over the lake and the trip across was smooth but it was cloudy all the way across. And it was still cloudy in Manitowoc. The temperature was 71 in Manitowoc. We bought gas in Manitowoc for 3.69 a gallon. It cleared up by the time we got to Milwaukee and the temperature was up to 85. At the current time it is clear and 74 with a DP of 71.
I have toss up some information on the Perseid Meteor shower that happens in the next week. If the sky is clear this would be a good time to see if you can see a meteor. When I was younger it would one of the summer events that I would stay up for sometimes all night long.
The predicted peak for this year is on August 13th In most years, we would recommend you to watch the Perseids’ peak on the mornings of August 11, 12 and 13. Unfortunately, the moon will be up all night during the peak of 2022’s Perseid meteor shower. However, note that this shower tends to rise to a peak gradually, and then fall off rapidly after the peak. That means you can watch for Perseid meteors in the week or 10 days before the peak. You won’t see as many meteor as you would in a dark, moon-free sky at the peak. But, in 2022, we don’t have a moon-free sky at the peak. Also note that the Perseids strengthen in number as late night deepens into the wee hours of the morning. The shower is often best before dawn. So, in 2022, we recommend you start watching in early August, from late evening to dawn. Watch on multiple mornings, until the waxing moon – brighter each night, and up for more hours – drives you back inside.