Look Up, The Best Meteor Shower Of The Year Is Here

Dan Little | BDN

The Perseids occur as a result of Earth passing through the path of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle as it orbits the sun. However, it will face bright interference this year from the moon, which is close to being completely full, NASA said.

Photographer Chris Bakley captured this image of the Perseid meteor shower in the early hours of August 12, 2019 in Stone Harbor, N.J. Chris Bakley What are the Perseids? Its low-light cameras are capable of capturing even faint meteors, and it will be showing the shower from telescopes positioned in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Thankfully, a solution is at hand, as both Slooh and U.S. space NASA are live streaming the annual celestial light show - here is how to watch it.

While this year's meteor shower will be affected by a full moon at the shower's peak and rates of visible meteors will be reduced from an average of 60 per hour to approximately 15-20 per hour, there'll still be plenty to see for anyone prepared to wait up to catch a glimpse at the optimum time. This will start around 8 mp ET on August 12, which is 5.30 am IST on August 13.

Cloudy skies and a bright moon will combine to make it hard, if not impossible, to see the Perseid meteor shower tonight.

NASA scientists advise that although they can be seen any time after 10 p.m., the best time to spot a flurry of meteors will be during the darkest part of the night, in the early hours before dawn, from 11 p.m.to first light.

Spectacular weekend forecast with sunshine, low humidity
Storm chances on Sunday will be limited to northwestern Kansas, especially late in the afternoon through the evening. Monday we will continue the drier pattern but also see those temperatures increase into the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Once evening falls, expect to see a meteor, or a "shooting star", streaking across the sky every few minutes.

If you're unwilling to set your alarm along with the fearless and bleary-eyed celestial enthusiasts, it should be possible to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower once darkness falls. "But the Perseids are rich in bright meteors and fireballs, so it will still be worth going out in the early morning to catch some of nature's fireworks", NASA said. But the good new is that it will continue until the early hours of August 13. That live stream will be available via the Meteor Watch page on Facebook.

Perseids are named after the son of Perseus from the Greek mythology as they hail from the constellation of Perseus.

As NASA explains, Meteor showers take their name from the location of the radiant.

Related News:



Most liked

Trump admin. announces new rule to limit legal immigration
The new rule could impact hundreds of thousands who immigrate to the United States each year. It also comes just a week after U.S.

White Sox, Yankees To Play At Field Of Dreams
Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa. "Iowa's truly a land of opportunity, where you can work hard, dream big and anything can happen". The baseball field is really there, but surprisingly, it has never been used for a real major league game until now.

Solskjær salutes new signings after Manchester United trounce Chelsea
The debutant's goal, like those it preceded, was celebrated by all 10 outfield players as a group. Pogba played like he wanted to be at United, but only in the second half.

Italy's League seeks to trigger elections, files censure motion
It is fiercely opposed by 5-Star but supported by the League and by most other parties in parliament. The decision to dissolve the government and call new elections rests with Mattarella.

British Columbia Man Detained in Syria Is Freed in Beirut
The war has since claimed more than 450,000 lives, displaced half the population and left the country in dire devastation. After shedding a few tears, Baxter thanks the Canadian Embassy and Lebanese authorities for helping him get out of Syria.

Jio GigaFiber and JioPhone 3 to launch on Monday
They only have to pay a refundable security deposit. "Wireline network connectivity in India continues to remain underserved". Reliance Jio had recently sought suggestions from users of its MyJio app on what should be the name of its broadband service.

The next super-sized iPhone could be called the iPhone 11 Pro
The current iPad Pro only features a single-lens 12MP snapper, which makes its evolution to a triple-lens setup quite significant. The standard iPad (10.2-inch variant) is also being rumored to ship with a dual-cam module.

South Africa seal Rugby Championship victory
The Boks smashed Argentina 46-13 in Salta on Saturday to clinch the Southern Hemisphere crown for the first time since 2009. Nonetheless, his kicks from the 22 helped South Africa exit quickly - but still a little inconsistent.

UN Security Council Meeting Convened Over Situation in Libya
Analysts say it is unclear whether UNSMIL has the capacity to monitor a truce as it has moved out most of its staff for security reasons.

The 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower: What you need to know
However, because of the brightness of the "waxing gibbeous" moon, it might be slightly more hard to see all of the meteors . Their radiant which is the point in the sky from which the Perseids seem to come from is the constellation Perseus.

Remains of Vietnam War Pilot Flown Home by Son
Once the younger Knight learned that his father's remains had been found, he launched the process of repatriating them. The photos showed the honor guard waiting for and then carrying the casket, while the ground crew stood at attention.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Developer Says the Game Isn’t Political
However, the team isn't calling it a political game because it doesn't specifically pass commentary on modern, real world politics.

Five children dead in Pennsylvania day care fire: authorities
She said the family had two boys and two girls and had used the day care for nearly a year. An adult also at the house was hospitalized, Szocki said.

Apple makes DIY iPhone fix a hassle again, surprising no one
Other flaws can also handsomely reward a researcher as Apple is willing to pay up to $500,000 for the information. Apple only wants you to get a new iPhone battery from the Genius Bar or an Apple Authorised Service Provider.

Huawei unveils phone system that could replace Android
The Trump administration says Beijing's efforts are based on stealing or pressuring companies to hand over technology. The Harmony OS TV could potentially compete with smart speakers that could handle many devices at the same time.