Where can you see the Perseid meteor shower?

12 August, 2018, 01:31 | Author: Grady King
  • This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

This is the most famous of all meteor showers, and the Perseids never fail to provide an impressive display.

The combination of a slim crescent moon and clear skies will likely make for prime viewing of the Perseid meteor shower this weekend. But if it is cloudy, you will not be able to see the meteor shower.

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Even if you find ideal urban viewing conditions, there are a lot of other factors that can affect whether you see meteors, including whether the sky is clear and the properties of meteors themselves.

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What is the best way for you to watch this year?

The shower will be visible to the naked eye. "If you were to draw the lines of the meteors and connect them back to where they started, they all seem to radiate from the constellation Perseus", she said.

The comet itself will come extremely close to Earth in a "near-miss" in 2126.

On a normal year the planet usually just grazes the actual debris trail of Swift-Tuttle, causing a few meteors to be visible per hour.

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According to NASA and Space.com, Earth will pass through the thick of debris ar around 9 p.m. EST Sunday, meaning that night and into the morning hours of August 13, promise to produce the best show for North America. "The best instrument to use for any meteor shower is the unaided human eye, because you have the widest possible field of view". As they burn, they create a bright burst of light across the sky - traveling at about 37 miles-per-second.

You'll need to get away from city lights and move to a low-lit area. Scientists from NASA also said that camping out in the country can triple the amount of visible meteors.

Experts are of the view that on an average around 100 meteors may be seen per hour. But anytime after 10 p.m. on August 12 should be fine.

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