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Worm: Watch for shooting stars

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Yes, the Worm is well aware that they're not really stars. They're meteors. But whatever you want to call them, if you like watching them, head out Saturday night or early Sunday morning before the sun rises for the Perseid meteor shower.

Assuming it's still clear, and there's not a lot of smoke, the best place to see them is wherever the sky is darkest. In other words, as far as you can get from the city lights.

They happen when the earth comes close to the comet Swift-Tuttle every August, and tiny pieces of debris the size of a grain of sand, and sometimes as big as a pea, are pulled into the earth's atmosphere.

Some skywatchers think the Perseids are the best show because they are typically fast and bright meteors, and often peak at 50 or more per hour in a dark sky. The Worm likes the Perseids because they happen in August, when the weather is generally just right to grab a blanket and head out to the middle of the field, lie on your back (yes, we worms have backs!) and look up at the sky.

And this year, there's an extra bonus. The Perseids happen on a Saturday night, and the Worm isn't scheduled to work again until Monday.

But hey, if you can't get out there Saturday, keep your eye out other nights. Saturday's just the peak.