Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend - here’s how to watch

10 Agosto, 2018, 05:31 | Author: Enrique Watson
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This weekend (August 12-13th) marks the peak period to view the Perseids across all of North America. Better still, viewing conditions this time around are particularly ideal - due to a new moon.

There's no need to worry about meteors raining down on you, though, as Sky and Telescope says the bright streaks of the Perseids burning up are actually about 80 miles (128,748 meters) above your head and created by pieces of space debris about the size of a small pebble.

The storm peaks in the early morning hours (just after midnight) of August 12 and 13 - this Sunday and Monday.

The Perseids happen each year as Earth passes through the trail of dust left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle, which makes a full orbit of the sun every 133 years.

This weekend, Earth will do its part to clean up that interstellar mess during an annual event we call the Perseid meteor shower. In those cases they can actually predict that when the Earth passes through the orbital path of the comet there will be a higher than average debris field.

The showers are named after the constellation Perseus because the direction from which they come in the sky lies in the same radiant as Perseus.

When is the best time to see them?

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Perhaps you might remember an incredible meteor show back in the early 1990s? You may have a slightly better chance if you face northeast.

The ideal time for meteor-spotting is when the sky is at its darkest; between 1am and the onset of dawn twilight.

Perseids meteor shower 2018: When is it?

One of the best shooting-star shows of the year (at least in the northern hemisphere) is upon us again with the arrival of the Perseid meteor shower.

Though the Perseids can be spotted between July 17 and August 24, the best views will be from Sunday at 4 p.m.to Monday at 4 a.m. EST, when the night is almost moonless.

If you want a better view by getting away from light pollution, there will be a Night Walk 8-10 p.m. Saturday at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, where its $3 per vehicle. Go there and give your eyes 15 minutes to adjust to the darkness.

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