The annual Perseid meteor shower will take place early Sunday morning and be easily visible to all stargazers, even those without binoculars or telescopes.
The meteors are expected to streak across the sky between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Sunday, and according to UC Berkeley Astronomy Professor Alex Filippenko, they will be visible anywhere in the sky but especially to the northeast.
In a message sent to his current and former students, Filippenko provided suggestions for how best to view the shower:
“Try to get as far away from city lights as possible. No binoculars or telescopes are needed; just view the sky with your unaided eyes from as dark a location as possible, away from city lights. Dress warmly, and bring a hot beverage if you wish. You can lie down on a blanket or a lawn chair, for comfort.”
Christopher Yee is an assistant news editor.
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