Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend - Will You Be Able To See?

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This happens every year on a very predictable schedule, beginning about July 17 until around September 1, with the peak in August, according to Sky & Telescope The annual shower takes its name from the fact that the meteors appear to emanate from around the constellation Perseus (near the very recognizable "Lazy W" of Cassiopeia).

Stargazers hoping to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower are promised a clear night on Saturday.

Guaranteed they'll have an excellent view point and the group provides telescopes.

Speaking to the Qatar Tribune, astronomy expert Dr. Beshir Marzouk said the best time to see the shower locally is from late night Saturday, Aug. 12 to dawn on Sunday morning.

Unfortunately, this year the moon will interfere with the shower's peak for mid-northern observers.

This weekend between August 11 -13, Dubai skies will hopefully light up with an impressive meteor shower.

Hey, at least the meteoric blasts of fake news about the meteor shower has been an impressive opening act. Hundreds meteors can be seen per hour.

The meteors radiate from the constellation Perseus, but you won't need to search for the constellation in the sky because they will streak across the sky in every direction.

Most meteor showers happen when Earth crosses the orbit of a comet; the Perseids come from Comet Swift Tuttle. This year, the shower is expected to produce about 80 to 150 meteors per hour; the effect of the moon means about 40 to 75 meteors will be visible per hour.

Your own worldly view will be enough as it is preferable to be able to see all of the sky at the same time so you can see more streaking fireballs that may be shooting across. A sky far out in the countryside shows more details than one bathed in the glow of a city. " This is a claim astronomers would be reluctant to make, according to Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office at Marshall Space Flight Center".

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