Here's How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

Here's How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend

This shower occurs every August when Earth passes through the debris left by a comet. The Perseid, which is known for its fireballs and exploding meteors, gets its name from the large Perseus constellation, which lies in the northern sky. Attendees will be explained in detail about perseids which start appearing from mid-July and peak in mid-August.

The Perseids meteor shower is basically a mass of shooting stars, which light up the skies for avid stargazers below each year.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE PERSEIDS: Every time a comet or asteroid orbits close to the Sun, the combination of heat and tidal forces puts strains and stresses on that rocky, icy body. This weekend's peak is the optimum time to view the shower with the most frequent meteors.

"What we're seeing when we see meteors are little dust particles lighting up the atmosphere". Your meteor rates will be lower, but it's possible to see at least a few of the brightest meteors over the course of a few hours. But you might be able to catch a glimpse from the more northerly latitudes, with Brisbane expecting from 4 meteors per hour and Darwin up to 20.

The annual summer night show is famous, as it produces many colored meteors.

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Some years we aren't as lucky because the peak is during a full moon, and the moonlight drowns out the show. Meteor showers are a great opportunity for time-lapse videos and long-exposure photography, allowing your shots of the night sky to turn into van Gogh-like paintings of this starry spectacle.

The Perseids have presented a scintillating display for 2,000 years, according to NASA.

It takes 20 minutes pretty much for your eyes to adjust to the dark and then you'll say oh there's more of them now. No.

To watch the shower, just head to the darkness of the desert after midnight, throw down a mat and look to the skies.

Meteor showers are typically visible with the naked eye, and so no special equipment is needed (Photo: Shutterstock)How regular will the meteors be? According to NASA, the comet is 16 miles across - that's almost twice the size of the object presumed to have led to the demise of dinosaurs.

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