LOOK UP! Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

Perseid meteor shower

The peak of this meteor shower will occur during the night of August 12 to 13.

The peak of the meteor shower will be at around 3.30am on August 13. He added: "The moon is very favorable for the Perseids this year, and that'll make the Perseids probably the best shower of 2018 for people who want to go out and view it".

"Meteor showers like the Perseids are caused by streams of meteoroids hitting Earth's atmosphere", NASA said on Tumblr.

As many as 100 meteors, or shooting stars, can be seen per hour during the shower's peak between Saturday and Monday.

A meteor is a rock or debris that enters the Earth's atmosphere.

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EarthSky also says that it is important to know that all meteors come from a single point in the sky. Bear in mind that between 10pm and 11pm, the meteor shower can be seen by looking slightly more to the north, even though the direction of the meteor shower is still towards the northeast.

Meteors of the Perseid meteor shower in 2017.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak from 4 p.m. EST on Sunday until 4 a.m. EST on Monday, according to NASA. "So, you're going to see a streak, and hopefully a colored streak but, they aren't always very colorful", says Vicki Funke, manager of Weiskopf Observatory.

There's no need for special equipment or astronomical knowledge to enjoy the shower. To get a good view, you should first lie down and then look to the northeast, the direction of the meteor shower.



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