How To Livestream The Perseid Meteor Shower On Tuesday

How To Livestream The Perseid Meteor Shower On Tuesday

When will Perseid meteor be visible in the sky?

".[T] he 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", NASA says.

The meteor shower is expected to last until August 24 and will take place at the same time every night this week, but with diminishing returns as we approach Thursday's full moon.

The Perseids occur as a result of Earth passing through the path of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle as it orbits the sun. According to NASA, this will reduce the meteor rates from over 60 per hour down to 15-20 per hour.

NASA recommends you best "stay up late or wake up early" on the nights of August 11, 12 and 13. "The best time to see it is with no moon because it makes the sky darker".

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Despite the lunar interference, the shower will still be surprisingly visible across the world given the moon's relatively low position in the southern sky due to the Earth's tilt.

Look up to see one of the cosmos' most lovely meteor displays.

NASA representatives also encourage would-be watchers to avoid using your phone while watching the showers, so your eyes will better adjust to the dark and you'll be able to see more in the night sky.

Space.com will be offering a livestream of the meteor shower on its website starting at 4:40am AEST on Tuesday from Slooh.

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