Perseid Meteor Shower: Top 5 Things To Know

Perseid Meteor Shower: Top 5 Things To Know

It's the biggest, best meteor shower of the year, and when it peaks, you should be able to see about 60 meteors streak across the sky every hour. The only concern for viewing is wildfire smoke is likely to stay parked over Montana through next week.

Blake said the shower will peak the evening of Aug. 12 and the morning of August 13, but the night before and after should still show meteors from the shower.

Why does this occur every summer?

The shower is the result of Earth encountering the gritty debris of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, according to Gary Boyle, an astronomy educator, guest speaker and monthly columnist for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada who is known as "The Backyard Astronomer".

Find a spot away from bright lights and allow time for your eyes to get used to the dark.

Unfortunately the earth will pass through the thickest part of the dust field during the day on Friday and will not be visible but at night there will be enough debris to see the light show.

Everton want £40m Chelsea flop Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan
Willian has been the subject of numerous transfer rumors this summer after a so-so performance at the World Cup in Russian Federation .

Cooke says if you plan on watching the show, just relax, look up and enjoy the meteor show.

Active Junky, which is also the sister site of Space.com, has provided a list of the nation's top cities, and the best places they can go to watch the meteor show.

What is a meteor shower?

The meteors will appear as bright streaks of light that shoot across the sky so fast you can blink and miss them. It takes 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark, so the longer you wait, the more you will see!

When Can You See the Perseid Meteor Shower? Bear in mind that between 10pm and 11pm, the meteor shower can be seen by looking slightly more to the north, even though the direction of the meteor shower is still towards the northeast.

Bonus: There will be a new moon on August 11, a crescent, which will result in favorable viewing conditions.

Related Articles

  • You’ll get your first look at Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay tomorrow

    You’ll get your first look at Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay tomorrow

    If you have yet to pick up a copy of the game, there's still time to pre-order the game on Amazon ahead of its release this fall. Your choices will shape your experience, and getting to know more people can help you learn secrets and open up side quests.
    New Everton Digne defender taunts Liverpool fans

    New Everton Digne defender taunts Liverpool fans

    I said to him to come. "When you have good ball strikers and strong players in the box, set pieces are important", Silva said. We have to sign new players there. "Since the first day if I want to put one central defender in the game we don't have any".
    Xiaomi Mi A2 Price in India Leaked ahead of Today’s Launch

    Xiaomi Mi A2 Price in India Leaked ahead of Today’s Launch

    According to early revelations, the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage of the model will be flawless as the entry point for the new model. The phone comes with Android One branding, meaning it will get updates frequently as compared to other Xiaomi smartphones.
  • Twitter Reacts to New Oscars Popular Film Category: ‘This Is So Lazy’

    Twitter Reacts to New Oscars Popular Film Category: ‘This Is So Lazy’

    As of now, it's unclear if these changes will be in effect during this winter's upcoming Oscars , or the 2020 telecast. The announcement came hours after John Bailey was elected to a second term as Academy president Tuesday night.
    The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week

    The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week

    The 2018 Orionid meteor shower will be visible from October 2 to November 7 and is expected to peak on the night of Oct. 21-22. Even though this may be somewhat of a down year, the Perseids still typically are one of the best meteor shows of the year.
    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price and release date

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price and release date

    For Samsung, the Galaxy Note line has served as both a spring of innovation as well as a source of unprecedented controversy. While the familiar design might not turn many heads, the performance of the Note 9 remains top-of-the-line.
  • Manchester United aim to defy Mourinho's doubts in Premier League opener

    Manchester United aim to defy Mourinho's doubts in Premier League opener

    However, despite links to numerous targets, United are yet to reinforce. I think that is a fantastic experience to translate to our team.
    Tribune pulls plug on $3.9B buyout by Sinclair

    Tribune pulls plug on $3.9B buyout by Sinclair

    The lawsuit seeks compensation for all losses incurred as a result of Sinclair's material breaches of the Merger Agreement. On Thursday, Kern said that any further delays would hurt his company - so the Tribune board chose to spike the deal.
    Mobile Essentials is a new rate plan that’s launching August 10th

    Mobile Essentials is a new rate plan that’s launching August 10th

    T-Mobile has a new smartphone plan focusing on the holy trifecta: unlimited calls, messaging, and data, and very little else. Overall, if you don't need extras like global calling, the T-Mobile Essentials plan will let you save a few bucks.
  • Blizzard Has ‘Multiple Diablo Projects’ in the Works

    It's unclear what the multiple Diablo projects could be, but the one that's going to take longer to develop might be Diablo IV . If you're feeling incredibly optimistic you may mean a Diablo 4 announcement at BlizzCon.
    Kardashian relationship with boyfriend Bendjima crashes

    Kardashian relationship with boyfriend Bendjima crashes

    If Younes Bendjima thought he could just dump a Kardashian and waltz away without a scratch, he was wrong. The gossip site claims Bendjima went on another trip shortly after, where he cheated on Kardashian .
    New college basketball rules unveiled - but do they fix anything?

    New college basketball rules unveiled - but do they fix anything?

    College players would have to request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee on their draft prospects. The rule changes are aimed at giving basketball student-athletes more flexibility for going pro and also earning a degree.