The Perseid meteor reaches its peak during the night of August 11-12, and can blow 75 meteors per hour. This is what you need to know:
What is Perseus?
AccuWeather explained that Perseus is dust and debris from comet Swift-Tuttle.
AccuWeather astronomy blog Bave Dave Samuhel said: “Perseus is not only numerous, but also beautiful. When meteors pass by, most meteors leave a gleaming trail.” “They are colored, and many are bright.”
According to NASA, the meteor shower is considered the best of the year due to its high rate and pleasant late summer temperature.
When is Perseus in 2020?
The Perseid meteor shower will stay overnight on Tuesday night.
The best time to watch is between 1
For those who go to bed earlier, some meteors will be seen around 9pm local time.
How do I watch Perseus?
You can see Perseus with the naked eye. According to NASA, the meteor will be visible in the sky, so there is no need to worry about looking in a specific direction.
If the weather conditions in your area are unfavorable, NASA will broadcast the shower on Facebook at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Hansville, Alabama.
Here are some of AccuWeather’s viewing tips:
- View the latest forecast. If sporadic clouds are expected, be prepared to wait patiently and rest.
- Find an area with low light pollution. If you live in a city, consider going to a darker area.
- Lie on your back and look at the entire sky.
- Avoid looking at cell phones and other light sources. Look for the darkest area in the sky. Keep the moon out of sight as much as possible.
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