Became known, when will the meteor shower the Perseids

Pablo Tucker
August 6, 2019

Most meteor showers are best seen after midnight and before dawn when the skies are completely dark.

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

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

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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. This year, NASA said the meteor shower will peak around mid-August when the Earth crosses the orbit of the Comet Swift-Tuttle. As a result, Swift-Tuttle sheds a lot of debris compared to other comets. But bright fireballs will still be visible.

The Byron Forest Preserve District will offer a free viewing of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower on Monday, August 12th, Tuesday, August 13th and Wednesday, August 14th. On August 12, the summer Perseids meteor shower will be the biggest one.

I never wished upon a shooting star as a kid, but I will this weekend, thanks to the Perseids meteor shower. The latest forecast is for cloud with sunny spells and showers, well into next week.

Perseids are best seen around 2am local time, so depending on your location, you might catch the shower after the Moon sets.

To watch the meteors suggest between the two night and four in the morning, but you can start with 10 PM. But you don't need to necessarily look in that direction. The moonlight will hold the sky too bright to see quite a few meteors.

The Perseid meteor shower was first observed by the Chinese in 36 A.D. Its name comes from the fact that its radiant, the point from where the meteors appear to come from, lies in the constellation Perseus.

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