Meteor shower could produce several shooting stars a minute Thursday night
ROANOKE, Va. – Thursday night, we’ll have an opportunity to see a quick burst of shooting stars in the night sky. Jenniskens and Lyytinen said that current circumstances are very similar to that of an outburst that happened in 1995. An estimated rate of 400 meteors per hour could peak on Thursday night, but you’ll want to get out a half-hour before peak time (about 11 or 11:15 p.m.). One bit of good news for us is that the moon doesn’t rise until 2:19 a.m., which is after peak. Fingers crossed we can stay clear long enough for this brief outburst of shooting stars!