The Perseid meteor shower, considered by stargazers to be the best of this summer, is set to peak this week.
The meteor shower cab be seen from July 14 to August 24, but it will most likely peak on August 11 and 12. Depends on the weather, if its good that’s the best time to view this natural phenomenon.
Fed up from the lockdown in this pandemic, there’s no better time to prepare for the meteor shower – which is known for its bright, long-lasting rays of light and dazzling “fireballs,” which are large bursts that last longer than meteors, according to NASA.
The Perseid meteors are small specks of ice and dust that come from the tail of Comet. The meteor shower occurs when Earth collides with tiny dust and particles from the tail of the comet.
Meteor showers are uncertain and fickle, but a clear night under the right conditions can give you a chance to see it from 15 to 20 meteors per hour.
How can I watch the Perseid shower?
According to NASA, the best time to view will be from around 2 a.m. local time on August 12 until dawn. Focus on the northeast part of the sky, lay down on a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the stunning sights.
All you need is a clear view of the night sky.