BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Local skywatchers will likely enjoy a celestial light show in early August as a series of ‘earthgrazers’ clear a path along our planet’s atmosphere.
Earthgrazers, or meteors that skim the top of Earth’s atmosphere like a stone skipping across the surface of a pond, are likely to make their appearance between August 11-12 during the Perseid Meteor Shower.
The phenomenon will become visible as the radiant of the meteor shower nears the horizon, and spews meteoroids not down, but horizontally overhead.
The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC) is inviting the public to view the Perseid Meteor Shower at the Highland Park Observatory (13800 Highland Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810) on August 12.
However, BREC also notes that the date of the event may shift to August 11. Interested individuals may want to click here to follow BREC on Facebook for the latest updates.
According to Space.com, the Perseid meteor shower is one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, and spectators can see it between July and August.
Experts say this year’s Perseids may not be quite as spectacular as they were in 2021, due to the full moon illuminating the sky.