Everybody’s favorite Perseid meteor shower is back again in August 2019. Moreover, it is already underway, and it will reach its peak on August 12 to August 13 which is Tuesday morning.
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The Fiesta of Fireballs is about to light up the sky on Monday night
Thousands of meteor shower will flare up the Earth’s atmosphere on Monday. Besides, it will give us an illusion of falling stars. Fortunately, people living in the Northern Hemisphere will witness the best views. But they will have to stay awake until the wee hours of the morning.
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Or else, they will have to wake up before the dawn to watch the Perseid meteor shower. So if you are not a morning person, then you can still witness fireballs in the evening.
What is the Perseid Meteor Shower?
The Perseids meteor showers are the annual gift we receive from the comet Swift-Tuttle. Moreover, the debris blaze up in our atmosphere giving us a beautiful view. Also, the word Perseids is derived from the streaking lights that appear from the constellation Perseus.
Annually, the Perseids are visible from July and August. When the earth revolves through the debris, the comet Swift-Tuttle dust particles and ice burst up in our environment, resulting in the meteor shower.
These meteors move in a very fast pace and leave behind colorful streaks behind in the sky. According to the news, the Perseids meteor shower started from July 14 and it will last until the end of August.
How can one watch Perseids?
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You don’t have to leave your home to enjoy the view of Perseids. You can watch it from your lawn or terrace, but if the moon, clouds or other obstacles butt in, then you can tune into NASA Meteor Watch Facebook page.
Moreover, they will be shooting live and the HD footage will be starting from August 12 around 6 p.m. PT. Tonight is the best time to watch it live! So let your eyes adjust to the night sky, and capture the picture when you spot one.
For more details, follow the Stargazer’s Guide on the Geek Herald.