Tuesday, 20 August, 2019


Perseid meteor shower to light up night skies

Cooler temps expected overnight, sunny skies with some humidity on Sunday The Best Spots To Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower in the Bay Area
Kristine Garrett | 12 August, 2019, 19:08

Monday night and early Tuesday morning, however, is when it will be at its best.

An annual event, the Perseid meteor shower is considered one of the most reliable and spectacular meteor showers of the astronomic calendar, with dozens of shooting stars and fireballs set to be visible to the naked eye.

Between July and August every year, Earth travels through the orbital debris of the comet Swift-Tuttle.

In a welcome development, meanwhile, the weather looks like it might lend itself to ideal conditions for stargazing, with skies set to clear on Monday night following showers in the evening.

According to astronomy blogger Dave Samuhel, the best time to view the meteor shower would be the nights prior to its peak at around midnight. The moon will frustrate proceedings somewhat as a full moon is due on Thursday, meaning the sky will likely be washed out for the majority of viewers, but fear not, as the Perseids have an ace up their sleeve. "The Perseids are rich in fireballs, so you'll still see Perseids; you just won't see the show you've seen on nights when the Moon has not been around".

Look up to see one of the cosmos' most lovely meteor displays.

If you're willing to buck the odds, the best time to see the Perseid shower is 2 a.m. until dawn.

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The shower is best seen with a wide field of vision, so leave the telescope and binoculars behind!

This will be shown on the NASA Meteor Watch Facebook starting. But the good new is that it will continue until the early hours of August 13. The name comes from the constellation Perseus, from which the meteors appear to emerge.

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