Perseid meteor shower to be observed this August

Perseid meteor shower to be observed this August

On the nights of August 12 and August 13, Cooke says stargazers all over the Northern Hemisphere should be able to see about 60 to 70 meteors streaking across the night skies - a dip from 2016, which saw more than twice as many meteors per hour, but a bump up from last year's 40 or 50, and still plenty vivid.

Unlike most meteor showers, the Perseids have a very broad peak, lasting until 4 a.m. ET on August 12. The shower is caused by the Earth's atmosphere running into the comet debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle, happening every August.

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The Perseid meteor shower will peak during the overnight hours between August 11 and August 12, according to Forbes. You can expect 60 to 70 meteors per hour during the hour. However, the meteors can appear anywhere in the sky. For better viewing experience, NASA recommends looking towards the sky from dark areas like suburbs or the countryside. No equipment is necessary. And this coming week we'll see what many astronomers consider the very best of all meteor showers - the Perseids. But more importantly, unlike the last few years, this year's Perseids happen during a new moon. However this year should be an nearly moonless night, making it one of the best meteor showers of the year.

If you are a star gazer, you need to be ready for a show this upcoming weekend!

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