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09 August 2018, 12:23 | Edward Lowe
"The average particle size is that of large sand grain but some small pea gravel-size meteors can cause bright fireballs that light up the sky and ground", he continued.
The peak nights for this year's shower will be from August 11 to 12 and August 12 to 13, with more than 100 meteors visible per hour, according to Gary Boyle, an Ottawa-based astronomer.
According to NASA, the previous night (August 11-12) will also be spectacular. That's when the peak will start to build as Earth drifts through the most dense part of a cloud of cosmic debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle, which passes by our planet and the sun once every 133 years.
The Perseids meteor shower is one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, Bill Cooke, NASA meteor expert claims.
The storm peaks in the early morning hours (just after midnight) of August 12 and 13 - this Sunday and Monday.
You will also have a better chance of seeing the dazzling display when it is completely dark. Half of watching a meteor shower is waiting around for them to appear.
Last year's shower was especially active, delivering up to 150 meteors an hour expected at its height, and while this year the shooting stars won't be quite as regular, stargazers can still expect to see around 70 of them an hour.
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