Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

Perseid Meteor Shower 2018

Expected to peak during this weekend, August 12 and 13, this meteor shower will allow you to see over 60 meteors streaking through the sky.

The best way to view the Perseid Meteor Shower is to avoid "light pollution" - or city lights - that make viewing tiny features in the sky more hard.

Unfortunately, weather conditions may not fully cooperate for seeing the shooting stars here in North Carolina.

"This year's shower peak, however, has the added bonus of dark skies courtesy of an early-setting crescent Moon".

People can view the meteors streaming across the sky anywhere away from downtown Lawrence.

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"The meteor shower will be around 55-80 meteors per hour", said Avivah Yamani, a member of Bandung's astronomical group Langit Selatan in Bandung, on Thursday, August 9.

We've rounded up everything you need to know about the Perseids meteor shower, including how and where to watch them.

Perseid meteor showers are visible every year between August 9 and 14, depending on the particular location of the stream. "This is very useful, given the Irish weather, when the best night can often be clouded out, but the nights before and after Sunday night i.e. Saturday and Monday nights should still give 10 times more meteors than on a normal night, " said Mr Moore. The ice and dust, accumulating over a thousand years, burn up in our atmosphere to create the meteor shower.

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. NASA reports that Comet Swift-Tuttle is the largest solar system object that repeatedly passes close to Earth, and it completes a full orbit every 133 years.

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The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most popular showers among stargazers, and for good reason.

The next time it will pass is 2126.

The Perseids as seen from the International Space Station. The meteor shower will be visible to the naked eye after midnight in areas without light pollution. "Remember, you don't have to look directly at the constellation to see them". However, with a little planning and some patience, you can get some truly memorable images.

If you'd like a reminder, log in to your YouTube account and click "set reminder" on the feed ahead of time to receive an email 30 minutes prior to the broadcast start.

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