The peak of the Perseid meteor shower is expected on weekends

Interesting info this time for those of you who are waiting for a meteor shower, the peak of the Perseid meteor shower is expected to occur this weekend. The phenomenon can be seen directly with the naked eye.


Sky observation can also be done with tools. For example, by using a pair of star binoculars or a small telescope.

Expected to Emerge from the Constellation Perseus

In addition, observation can be done by visiting places far from city light pollution. The meteor shower can be seen from any part of the sky but is expected to emerge from the constellation Perseus.

Meteors in the constellation will rise higher in the northwest. It is visible from the Earth in the northern part.

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The night sky when the peak of the meteor shower occurs will be very dark. Because at that time there will be a crescent moon that fades by almost 8%.

The peak of the meteor shower will be visible at 00:00 EDT and last for 16 hours.

The American Meteor Society report revealed that at its peak there will be 100 meteors per hour. Meteors will fall for an hour at most after midnight Sunday, quoted by Live Science, Thursday (08/10/2023).

The Perseid meteor shower comes from a comet called 109P/Comet Swift-Tuttle. The comet orbits the Sun once every 133 years.

The peak of the Perseid meteor shower occurs simultaneously with two other minor meteor showers. These two are Southern Delta Aquariids and Alpha Capricornids.

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