The meteor shower of Perseids will be brighter than NEVER this year

  At its peak, the Perseid meteor shower is expected to bring 60-70 shooting stars per hour. But in some years, it is known that it produces more. And the shooting stars are likely to disappear until the end of the month

The Perseids meteor shower will stun star observers around the world this weekend, with the annual event showing up to 70 shooting stars recorded in the night sky every hour.

Known as the "tears of fire of San Lorenzo", the celestial exhibition takes place when the Earth makes its way through the galactic remains that were discarded by the passage of Comet Swift-Tuttle.

Shooting stars will be visible both north and south of the equator, although those in the northern mid-latitudes will receive the best views.

This means that the United States, Europe and Canada will be able to see the Perseids at their best, with similarly stellar views in Mexico and Central America, Asia, much of Africa and parts of South America.

Those south of the equator will trap the end of the meteor shower, since the vast majority of the event will take place below the horizon, diminishing the greatness of the phenomenon.

According to NASA, the meteor shower will enjoy more activity starting at 4 p.m. ET (9 p.m. BST) from Sunday 12 and until 4 a.m. (9 a.m. BST) on Monday the 13th.

The frequency of shooting stars will peak this weekend around 10 p.m. BST of the 12th.

This year will see the event coincide with the new lunar phase of the lunar cycle, which sees the moon emanating almost no light, creating perfect conditions in the sky to observe the stars.

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  At its peak, the Perseid meteor shower is expected to bring 60-70 shooting stars per hour. But in some years, it is known that it produces more. And the shooting stars are likely to disappear until the end of the month

At its peak, the Perseid meteor shower is expected to bring 60-70 shooting stars per hour. But in some years, it is known that it produces more. And the shooting stars are likely to disappear until the end of the month

The Perseid meteor shower is carried out every year during July and August and is the result of particles that fall from the comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun every 133 years and was first seen in 1862. The particle trail it forms meteorites or shooting stars as they are also known, which get hot when they enter the atmosphere of the Earth creating tails of light in the sky

The Perseid meteor shower is carried out every year during July and August and is the result of particles that fall from the comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun every 133 years and was first seen in 1862. The particle trail it forms meteorites or shooting stars as they are also known, which get hot when they enter the atmosphere of the Earth creating tails of light in the sky

The Perseid meteor shower is carried out every year during July and August and is the result of particles that fall from the comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun every 133 years and was first seen in 1862. The particle trail it forms meteorites or shooting stars as they are also known, which get hot when they enter the atmosphere of the Earth creating tails of light in the sky

For those in areas with little light pollution, smog and clear skies, the Perseids will be visible to the naked eye, without the need for specialized equipment.

The meteor shower occurs at the same time each year, as the Earth passes through a section of its orbit dotted with galactic space dust left over from the last passage of Comet Swift-Tuttle.

Comet Swift-Tuttle, which spans 16 miles wide and is made up of ice and rock, makes its way through our Solar System once every 133 years, with the pass in 1992.

The comet will reach a million miles from Earth on August 5, 2126 and August 24, 2261.

The name "Perseid meteor shower" comes from the fact that meteors seem to shoot up from the constellation of Perseus: the 24th largest constellation in the sky.

The annual meteor shower is known for its large amount, including the possibility of bright fireballs in the sky.

Most of the material specks are tiny and cross the night sky when they collide with the Earth's atmosphere at approximately 133,200 mph (214,365 km / h).

During the peak of the meteor shower, sky watchers in the northern hemisphere can expect to see between 60 and 70 shooting stars cross the sky every hour, provided they have found dark and clear skies to see.

For observers of stars in the northern hemisphere, experts recommend observing the meteor shower after 10 pm local time, but will be at its best during the early hours of sunrise.

The light will be minimal since the moon will be almost invisible at the beginning of the meteor shower.

"This year, the moon will be near the new moon, it will be a half moon, which means it will be established before the Perseid show begins after midnight," NASA meteorologist Bill Cooke told Space.com.

At its peak, the meteor shower is expected to bring 60-70 shooting stars per hour.

However, in previous years, it is known that it produces even more.

And the shooting stars are likely to disappear until the end of the month.

According to NASA, the meteors will continue until August 24, although rates will fall after the peak on Monday.

"Unlike most meteor showers, which have a short peak of high meteor velocities," NASA explains, "Perseids have a very broad peak, since it takes more than three weeks for the Earth to pass through the vast Comet dust trail from Comet Swift-Tuttle. & # 39;

Fortunately, less than ten percent of Britain is built, leaving many places where the urban landscape will not obscure the natural beauty of the Perseids.

The annual meteor shower can produce between 50 and 100 shooting stars per hour. As the event coincides with this year's new moon, observers will receive a dark, moonless sky to get a clearer view of the meteors.

The annual meteor shower can produce between 50 and 100 shooting stars per hour. As the event coincides with this year's new moon, observers will receive a dark, moonless sky to get a clearer view of the meteors.

The annual meteor shower can produce between 50 and 100 shooting stars per hour. As the event coincides with this year's new moon, observers will receive a dark, moonless sky to get a clearer view of the meteors.

Milky Way and meteorite perseid, on the astronomical observatory Teide Izana in Tenerife. At its peak, the meteor shower is expected to bring 60-70 shooting stars per hour. But in some years, it is known that it produces more. And the shooting stars are likely to disappear until the end of the month

Milky Way and meteorite perseid, on the astronomical observatory Teide Izana in Tenerife. At its peak, the meteor shower is expected to bring 60-70 shooting stars per hour. But in some years, it is known that it produces more. And the shooting stars are likely to disappear until the end of the month

Milky Way and meteorite perseid, on the astronomical observatory Teide Izana in Tenerife. At its peak, the meteor shower is expected to bring 60-70 shooting stars per hour. But in some years, it is known that it produces more. And the shooting stars are likely to disappear until the end of the month

HOW CAN I SEE THE METEORO SHOWER PERSEID THIS YEAR?

Shooting stars will be visible north and south of the equator, although observers in the northern mid-latitudes will have the best views, according to NASA.

Some Perseid meteors will even be visible during the afternoon

Some Perseid meteors will even be visible during the afternoon

Some Perseid meteors will even be visible during the afternoon

The meteor shower of the Perseids will reach the beginning of its maximum point at 4 p.m. (Eastern time) on Sunday 12. This will last until 4 a.m. of the 13th.

As the event coincides with this year's new moon, observers will receive a dark, moonless sky to get a clearer view of the meteors.

North of the equator:

Observers in the United States, Europe, and Canada should begin to look up at the sky from a few hours after twilight until dawn.

The same goes for viewers in Mexico and Central America, Asia, much of Africa and parts of South America.

South of the equator:

Meteors will also be visible to those south of the equator, but not at the speed seen in the northernmost areas.

For spectators in Australia and other locations in the south, meteors will begin to appear in the sky around midnight and continue through the early morning hours.

You will not need binoculars to detect a shooting star this weekend, nor do you have to look directly at the constellation Perseus.

Instead, just look up. NASA says you can look where you want & # 39; to see the Perseids & # 39 ;, even directly on your head & # 39;.

The event will originate in the night sky of the constellation of Perseus and will extend through the sky, with shooting stars to be visible both north and south of the equator, although observers in the northern mid-latitudes will have the best views

The event will originate in the night sky of the constellation of Perseus and will extend through the sky, with shooting stars to be visible both north and south of the equator, although observers in the northern mid-latitudes will have the best views

The event will originate in the night sky of the constellation of Perseus and will extend through the sky, with shooting stars to be visible both north and south of the equator, although observers in the northern mid-latitudes will have the best views

It is said that the Perseid meteor shower is the best of the year

It is said that the Perseid meteor shower is the best of the year

This annual meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, causing bright stripes that appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus.

This annual meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, causing bright stripes that appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus.

It is said that the Perseid meteor shower is the best of the year. This annual meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, causing bright stripes that appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus.

WHAT ARE THE 11 DARK SKY RESERVATIONS?

  • Aoraki Mackenzie (New Zealand)
  • Brecon Beacons National Park (Wales)
  • Central Idaho (USA)
  • Exmoor National Park (England)
  • Kerry (Ireland)
  • Mont-Mégantic (Québec)
  • Moore's Reserve (South Downs, England)
  • NamibRand Nature Reserve (Namibia)
  • Pic du Midi (France)
  • Rhön (Germany)
  • Snowdonia National Park (Wales)
  • Westhavelland (Germany)

There are only 11 Dark Sky Reserves in the world, and the United Kingdom hosts four: the Brecon Beacons National Park (Wales), the Snowdonia National Park (Wales) and the Exmoor National Park (England) of Moore & # 39; s Reserve (South Downs, England).

People in the UK can expect the rain peak to occur between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. BST.

The others are scattered all over the world, with locations listed in Europe, the USA. UU., Africa and New Zealand.

These locations, assuming the weather is clear and there are no clouds in the sky, provide an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and nightly atmosphere.

Those who are not close enough to one of these places to be worth the night's journey should head to an area with little light pollution. For example, high observation points in a built-up area, or ideally, a trip to the field should provide the best view.

The Dark Sky Atlas can be used to help people find their closest dark spot as it maps light pollution from areas around the world.

Those unfortunate who have a cloudy afternoon can still capture the beauty of the Peresids through a live broadcast that is being executed by the Virtual Telescope Project.

NASA says the meteor shower will be accompanied by the parade of the planets Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars.

It is predicted that the Perseid meteor shower this year, on August 12, will be the best in years, since the moon is new and the skies will be dark. The Perseids will reach their peak this weekend around 10 p.m. BST on day 12, but the extended spell will see more activity throughout the weekend.

It is predicted that the Perseid meteor shower this year, on August 12, will be the best in years, since the moon is new and the skies will be dark. The Perseids will reach their peak this weekend around 10 p.m. BST on day 12, but the extended spell will see more activity throughout the weekend.

It is predicted that the Perseid meteor shower this year, on August 12, will be the best in years, since the moon is new and the skies will be dark. The Perseids will reach their peak this weekend around 10 p.m. BST on day 12, but the extended spell will see more activity throughout the weekend.

  Those who are not close enough to one of these places to be worth the night trip should head to an area with little light pollution. For example, high views in a built-up area, or ideally, a trip to the countryside should provide the best view

  Those who are not close enough to one of these places to be worth the night trip should head to an area with little light pollution. For example, high views in a built-up area, or ideally, a trip to the countryside should provide the best view

Those who are not close enough to one of these places to be worth the night trip should head to an area with little light pollution. For example, high views in a built-up area, or ideally, a trip to the countryside should provide the best view

The meteor shower of the Perseids occurs when the Earth passes through the trail of cometary dust that follows the comet Swift-Tuttle (illustrated above)

The meteor shower of the Perseids occurs when the Earth passes through the trail of cometary dust that follows the comet Swift-Tuttle (illustrated above)

The meteor shower of the Perseids occurs when the Earth passes through the trail of cometary dust that follows the comet Swift-Tuttle (illustrated above)

When asked about the best way to view the Perseids meteor shower, Bill Cooke, head of the NASA Office of the Meteoroid Environment at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama simply said: "Everything that you have to do is go out, find a good dark spot, Lie on your back and look up.

& # 39; You do not want binoculars. You do not want a telescope Just use your eyes.

Speaking at LiveScience, Cooke said that stargazers should look into their eyes for 30 minutes to adjust to the dark sky.

"Do not expect to go out and see Perseids," Cooke said.

Those who want to capture the celestial event with a camera should use a tripod to make sure their image is not blurred. To get the best results, take a long exposure shot, lasting from a few seconds to a minute.

Bill Cooke, of NASA, warns about the possibility of establishing the exposure for longer, otherwise, it will detect the rotation of the stars, which could block the stripes of the shooting stars.

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