Perseid meteor shower: Stunning images emerge from shooting star display

11 Août, 2018, 05:05 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • An outburst of Perseid meteors lights up the sky in August 2009 in this time-lapse image

As long as skies are clear, Americans from coast to coast can see the meteor shower right overhead.

Around this time every year, Earth ventures into the wake of an ancient comet called Swift-Tuttle, which leaves behind trillions of particles.

According to NASA, just because this weekend is the peak of the meteor shower doesn't mean they can't be seen afterward.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak this weekend August 12th-13th. Mars, until 4 a.m.; Saturn, until 2 a.m.; and Venus and Jupiter will be visible before the shower between 9:30-11 p.m.

Admission to the observatory is $8 for adults 14+, $4 for youth 5-13, $7 for seniors 65+ and free for children 4 and under.

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People can also bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch the meteor shower from the grassy area around the observatory. They say the further you are from artificial lights, the better the view will be.

During this period, a small number of meteors will streak across the starry skies. "Even if the sky is dark enough, if you are exposed to any bright light nearby, your eyes will not be dark-adapted", said Bellavia. There's no need for a telescope.

Meteor showers are caused by dust breaking off of a comet.

Look for the meteors originating out of the north, though they can appear from anywhere.

Perseid meteor travel at 132,000 mph, or over 36 miles per second. With the moon in a new phase, the sky will remain exceptionally dark when between 70 and 150 meteors per hour may be seen, depending on one's viewing location.

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