Largest meteor shower of the year to appear in Sweden’s skies

Comet Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseid peaks on a Moonless summer night from 4 p.m. EST on August 12 (today) until 4 a.m. EST on August 13 (Monday).

The Perseids have presented a scintillating display for 2,000 years, according to NASA.

He said: "This year the moon will be near new moon, it will be a crescent, which means it will set before the Perseid show gets underway after midnight". The ice and dust, accumulating over a thousand years, burn up in our atmosphere to create the meteor shower. And if you thought the video above looked lovely, you'll be pleased to know that the meteor shower will hit peak visibility tonight (12 August).

"This year the moon is young and will not obstruct the vision, so we will be able to see 100 "shooting stars" an hour", Muhamed Muminovic, a member of the Sarajevo Orion astrological society, told Reuters.

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The comet itself will come extremely close to Earth in a "near-miss" in 2126. Conditions have been helped by a new Moon which will make the sky even darker, just give yourself 10-20 minutes for your eyes to adjust.

Some meteors only have faint, quick streaks.

The best views of the Perseids in Sweden will be in the south of the country, according to website Populär Astronomi. You can expect 50-70 meteors per hour by getting away from cities and look to the sky! Others are brighter and can appear to sail across our sky for several seconds, leaving a glowing smoke trail.

To have one of the best views of the meteor shower, stargazers should position themselves directly beneath the Perseus constellation. There is also a parade of planets visible! Or head to the North Cascades, overlooking famously turquoise Diablo Lake near Colonial Creek South Campground. Meteor showers are a great opportunity for time-lapse videos and long-exposure photography, allowing your shots of the night sky to turn into van Gogh-like paintings of this starry spectacle.

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