Became known, when will the meteor shower the Perseids

Became known, when will the meteor shower the Perseids

Meteor showers are best watched in pitch-black darkness with a clear and unobstructed view of the entire night skies. The Perseids begin in late July and continue into the middle of August.

The peak of the meteor shower is expected the night of 12 to August 13.

Every year the Earth flies a meteor storm, causing a handsome phenomenon of the meteor shower.

The Perseid meteor shower is essentially the most spectacular meteor shower of the year over Michigan's sky.

The Alpha Capricornid can be best viewed in the Southern Hemisphere. The first week of August this year offers-up moon free viewing.

The Alpha Capricornid meteor shower produces slow and bright meteors up to 5 per hour and often produce fireballs. The Perseid shower usually is considered the second-best shower of the year, trailing only the Geminid shower in mid-December, said Cooke.

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"But the Perseids are rich in bright meteors and fireballs, so it will still be worth going out in the early morning to catch some of nature's fireworks".

The best time to look for shooting stars is between midnight and dawn. And that's something that is associated with this particular meteor shower, which is very good news this year since the moon will be so bright. Located to the right of the moon is the planet Saturn.

And there's a little bonus for night sky observing: On Aug. 9, Jupiter and the moon will be very close together in the southern sky. With more than 60 meteors per hour, it will be the feast for astronomers and enthusiasts. Then the earth's atmosphere will suit the most dense meteor shower.

NASA advises finding a location away from the bustle of city life, which means staying away from sources of light pollution like cars and houses.

These meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Capicornus which gives the meteor shower its name.

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