MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Looking for nature’s finest light show, South Florida? Look up at the sky Wednesday night for a possible glimpse at the 2015 Perseid meteor shower.READ MORE: Retired Police Major Explains How Miami-Dade Officers Are Trained Not To Mix Up Handgun & Taser
The meteor shower, according to EarthSky.org, is going on early morning Tuesday through Friday.
The best time for viewing, according to NASA, will be 2 AM Thursday through before sunrise.READ MORE: With J&J's Single-Shot Paused, Medical Expert Says People Shouldn’t ‘Try To Skimp At This Stage’ When It Comes To 2nd Dose Of Pfizer Or Moderna
On a dark night, gazers can see 50 or more meteors per hour from northerly latitudes and from southerly latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, perhaps about one-third that many meteors.
Experts recommend a least an hour of observing time for the meteors in meteor showers come in spurts and are interspersed with lulls.MORE NEWS: 'Bed Tax' Change Backed In Florida House
Each year, from July 17 to August 24, Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Swift-Tuttle, the parent of the Perseid meteor shower.