Stay Up Later to Catch Meteor Shower

18 Août, 2019, 12:29 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Stay Up Later to Catch Meteor Shower

Get ready to look up over the next 48 hours. And the Pacific Northwest, including OR, is getting a prime view.

How To Watch 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower From India? This will help increase the number of meteors you may see. But the Perseus constellation lies in the northern sky.

Unusually, and helpfully, a relatively clear night has been forecast following showers on Monday evening.

It's all weather-dependent, of course.

According to astronomy blogger Dave Samuhel, the best time to view the meteor shower would be the nights prior to its peak at around midnight. The meteors can be seen in all directions, NASA says, so there isn't a need to look in any one direction. Make sure to retreat to darker areas to enjoy the annual Perseid meteor shower.

Moreover, they will be shooting live and the HD footage will be starting from August 12 around 6 p.m. PT. The chart shows the view looking east at 02:00 BST 13 August. These activities will be accessible to all participants that will pay a $2 fee between 8 and 11 p.m.

Ice and dust from the comet burn up in our atmosphere, creating the meteor shower. Under normal conditions, up to 100 meteors per hour would be expected to streak through the night sky in Mother Nature's version of a laser light show.

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But the Perseids, which travel at 133,200mph, are the size of sand grains. The Earth will exit the debris field in late August.

A cosmic guest, known as the comet Swift-Tuttle, is giving earthlings a special treat, as the Perseids are reaching their climax tonight. And if that doesn't work and you fail to spot any meteors, you can track the events through NASA Meteor Watch Facebook page.

Watching a meteor is not, well, rocket science Todd said.

A view of the Ring Nebula in the night sky on August 9 above Quetico Provincial Park. "If you're viewing from the city, try to observe where artificial lights obstruct the least".

The Perseid meteor shower may be outshone by the full moon. An occasional fireball is possible.

"This year's shower, however, has unfortunate circumstance of having a full moon right at the shower peak, reducing the meteor rates from over 60 per hour down to 15-20 per hour".

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