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Persied meteor shower peaks this weekend

09 August 2018, 10:41 | Edward Lowe

Persied meteor shower peaks this weekend

Persied meteor shower peaks this weekend

In preparation for this cosmic event, planetarium specialist Monica Marshall of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is here to explain what a meteor shower is and provide tips for seeing shooting stars this August.

As meteors enter the earth's atmosphere they leave streaks of light in the sky, which some people call shooting stars.

The eclipse can be seen from the North Pole and in northern cities. It takes 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark, so the longer you wait, the more you will see!

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According to Sky and Telescope, Meteor showers usually peak during the predawn hours of the peak dates, though they're often active a few nights before and after the peak date. "The Earth can pass into this dust and (the) tiny particles hit the Earth's atmosphere at high speed and burn up causing a flash of a meteor". It's the biggest, best meteor shower of the year, and when it peaks, you should be able to see about 60 meteors streak across the sky every hour.

How can I view the meteor shower? However, most like the Perseid, can only be seen under ideal conditions, which according to Blake, will take place August 10-14. NASA reports that it's possible to see meteors in the shower as early as 10 p.m. local time, but pre-dawn hours are better for viewing.

In addition to the showers, lucky sky watchers may see the Milky Way stretching from the south into the overhead dome, Boyle said in a news release. In the Puget Sound region, the National Weather Service forecasts clear skies Thursday and Sunday, likely making those two days the best for viewing.

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What is a meteor shower?

The Perseid meteor shower is visible to the naked eye, so no equipment is necessary.

The Perseid meteor shower may be an annual event, but it's such an exciting celestial show that it's always worth another look.

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