South Carolinians reportedly have a good chance to see the popular Perseid meteor shower on its peak days, Thursday and Friday.

The best time to see the falling debris from a passing comet is in the pre-dawn hours on Thursday and Friday. Scientists say to look in a northerly direction for the shooting stars. Viewers can hope to see 50 to 100 meteors per hour, according to this story.

“Go to the darkest possible location with little to no artificial light, bring a lounge chair and lean back,” according to The State. “Telescopes and binoculars are not needed. Instead, you just need some patience — wait about 30 minutes or so — for your eyes to adjust to the dark.”

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