Jan 03, 2019
By Christine Ross
The best meteor shower of the winter season peaks tonight and it will feature up to 120 meteors per hour under ideal conditions. The weather network’s Scott Sutherland says the best viewing spot is outside the city away from the bright lights. He also says you’ll need about 30 minutes in the dark before looking up to allow your eyes to adjust to the dark. And put your phone down. Sutherland says that viewing in full darkness is a must and that means put your phone away along with any other light screens. Winter may not be the warmest time of year to stargaze, but it can be the most rewarding as clear winter nights often present the best viewing.