One of nature's annual occurrences is the Perseid meteor shower, which is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between August 9 and 14, depending on the particular location of the stream.  This year, the peak is predicted for tomorrow night, and local astronomer Eddie Agha says one of the best places to watch is only about an hour away from the Riverbend.

That place would be Brummelsiek Park in St. Charles, which has an area specifically dedicated to this type of activity.  Agha explains the phenomena that goes into the creation of a meteor shower.

Agha comments

In this case, the meteors come from the Comet Swift-Tuttle, which is responsible for the particles as it travels on its 130-year orbit.  You will be able to see the meteor shower beginning between 9pm and midnight, if you look to the north - north east in the direction of the constellation Perseus.  

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