Tips to watch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

As the night nears dawn, Cooke says viewers can expect to see a meteor every minute or so, which is about standard for the Perseids. The meteor show will kick off on Saturday, and peak on Sunday evening into the early hours of Monday.

"Forecasters are predicting a Perseid outburst this year with double normal rates on the night of August 11-12", said Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office in Huntsville, Alabama.

One of the best annual astronomical events will light up the sky this weekend and celestial bodies have aligned to produce an excellent late-night show. This means it will set before the Perseid show gets into full effect. The eight hour broadcast will begin with Slooh's astronomers taking questions posted with the hashtag #Slooh and discussing the history and the science of the Perseid meteor shower.

The particles reach high speeds when entering Earth's atmosphere and disintegrate on their way to the ground, leaving a trace of light.

The shower occurs every year between July 17 and August 24, and tends to peak around August 9 to 13.

This weekend the night sky will light up with the debris left behind by the Swift-Tuttle comet. Arriving by that time should give your eyes ample time to adjust to the darkness.

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When to watch the Perseids Meteor Shower in India?

In Europe, the eastern European nations may offer some of the clearest skies.

The Perseids are named after their radiant point of origin in the constellation Perseus.

The Perseid shower is famous for bright, fast meteors that leave a long wake behind them, NASA says. The Perseids have a track record of being "moderately bright" as they streak across the sky.

The short answer is, if you find a dark spot away from the streetlights and get your eyes adjusted, weather permitting, you might be able to see some.

The Virtual Telescope Project will be streaming a view of the Perseid meteor shower on Sunday from the Castel Santa Maria in Italy's Perugia province, where the community is restoring the 16th-century church that has been damaged by several earthquakes.

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