One more chance to see the Perseid meteor shower in N.J.
If you slept through the alarm to see the Perseid meteor shower over New Jersey you have one more chance to see them early Friday morning.
Nature's annual summer sky show that can feature 100 meteors nightly in the northeastern sky streaking out of constellation Perseid peaks early Friday morning. NASA says this year's disiplay will be "one of the best in years" after last year's view was spoiled by the bright "super moon."
Meteorologist Dan Zarrow says skies will be clear on Thursday night and early Friday but light is still the enemy in getting the best view of the Perseids.
"Basically you want to get to the middle of nowhere" for your best chance to see the showers, suggesting the beach as a great place to go. Zarrow adds that you don't need anything special to see the meteors, just your eyes. "Maybe bring a lawn chair or a blanket since you may have to wait a while to see the meteors."
The Perseid shower occurs every August, according to NASA, when the Earth passes through a cloud of the comet’s orbital debris which consists of ice and dust created hundreds of years ago by the comet Swift-Tuttle which orbits the earth once every 133 years.