Meteor Shower Will Be At Its Peak Thursday

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Anytime most of this week, after the sun sets, a celestial show might be visible.

It happens just once a year, when the Earth is passing through the cosmic dust left by the Perseid meteor shower, according to Silas Laycock, a Professor of Astronomy at University of Massachusetts in Lowell.

"The Perseid meteor shower is a big cloud of dust that is preceded through the solar system by a comet that orbits around the sun," Laycock said.

Laycock said the cosmic dust show will be at its peak through Thursday. To view the shower, it's recommended viewers find the darkest spot they can.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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