If you have never seen a shooting star, this Friday night and Saturday morning may be your lucky days.

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What Are Shooting Stars?

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Looking up at the stars is something my son and have been doing a lot of lately. I live in Newaygo County in the Manistee National Forest and it gets really dark. On clear nights you really get a great look at the stars.

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My son and I like to start off the evening with a little fire pit, maybe a few smores and wait for it to get pitch black dark. By then the fire is nothing but red coals not giving off much light.

We then kick back in our chairs and look up at what we might see. A week ago we saw eight shooting starts in a really short time.

If you have never seen a shooting star, the odds are pretty good this Friday night and early Saturday morning you could.

Perseid Meteor Show Peak

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I have seen some shooting stars and meteors buzz across the sky but I have yet to see a full meteor shower. You and I both have a chance this week to see the Perseid Meteor shower at its peak.

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So if you plan on having your eye on the sky this Friday, August 12, or Saturday, August 13. Try 11:30 p.m. Friday to about 1 a.m. Saturday. The Perseid Meteor shower can produce as many as 90 meteors per hour.

See Super Moon This Week, Too

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MLive reported you will have a shot at seeing the August super moon at its peak on Thursday, August 11 just after 9:30 p.m.

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