This weekend, August 11-13, the nighttime sky will light up with the annual celestial show- the Perseid meteor shower.
According to reports, the best time to head outdoors and catch a glimpse at the wonder of the sky will be Sunday night, August 12. The meteor shower will most likely be much more visible this year, as it coordinates with the new moon phase, meaning the moon won’t be shining so brightly.
According to Wood TV, viewers may be able to see around 60 to 70 meteors per hour or around 1 per minute. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year when the earth orbits through the debris field caused by the comet Swift-Tuttle.
The meteors are typically around the size and shape of a Grape-nut, though some can be as small as a grain of sand. The debris moves around 50-75 miles above the earth at around 20-45 miles per second.
In order to witness the gorgeous display, experts suggest that viewers move away from city lights and take time to allow your eyes to adjust. Then, look to the northeast quadrant of the sky. The meteors tend to be most prominent where the constellation Perseus is located.
The meteor shower will be somewhat visible until August 24, but this weekend will be the best view!
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