Come outside and the free Perseid Meteor Shower on the night of August 12 into the wee hours of August 13. as the Perseid meteor shower is set to light up the night sky on Aug12-13. On August 13, the meteor shower will reach its peak as early in the morning. The annual free viewing event may just showcase a celestial offer to make up for what many hoped the northern lights would provide. So if you happen to see the skies are clear on the night, the chances of a spectacular display of the Perseid meteor shower are very quite high. It was reported that Astronomers estimate that 60 or more meteors could be visible each hour following sunset on the 12th of August.
For those who want to know, the Perseid meteor shower is the result of the comet Swift-Tuttle, which passes relatively close to Earth every 133-135 years. In fact, there’s some speculation that the comet could ultimately strike our planet in the distant future (we’re talking the year 4479 here…). Now prepare yourself and your kids now because the best time to watch the meteor shower will be from the late-night hours of Wednesday, August 11 on through the predawn hours of August 13, although you may be able to see some meteors any time from July 23 – August 22. Prepare your telescope now for a better viewing above the sky.
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