Thursday, August 12, 2021

The Perseid Meteor Shower by Cindy Flores Martinez


Skygazing is one of my favorite pastimes. I love to watch as many celestial events as I can. This week, the Perseid meteor shower will dazzle the sky.


The Perseid meteor shower, which got its name from the constellation Perseus, happens every July and August in the Northern Hemisphere. The heavenly show will reach its peak this week with at least 60 meteors per hour. They’ll appear as bright streaks all over the sky. Without the light from a full moon, the darkness will make it easy to see these shooting stars until Friday.


The experts say that the best way to see the meteor shower is to not look at your phone. Allow your eyes to adjust to the darkness for at least twenty minutes.


Will you be watching for shooting stars? Do you enjoy skygazing?

Cindy Flores Martinez is a USA Today bestselling author who writes sweet and Christian Romance. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world. You can learn more about her at


  1. I like to watch the sky, but it's been cloudy and stormy at night here.

    1. It's been cloudy here in L.A. too, so I wasn't able to see any meteors last night. The monsoon season is to blame.