Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Research | By Sheri Schwartz

Where can you see the Perseid meteor shower?

Where can you see the Perseid meteor shower?

However, the Perseids meteor shower is so bright that it is actually visible through lightly polluted skies.

How can you see the meteor shower?

The Perseid meteor shower is usually active every year from July 23 until August 24, while its peak will be between Saturday evening and Sunday dawn.

Look for the meteors originating out of the north, though they can appear from anywhere. At this point, you should be able to see one to two meteors per minute when you look to the northeast after midnight.

Experts say up to 75 meteors will be possible per hour as Earth passes through debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet.

A stunning, natural spectacle is set to light up night skies across the world this weekend, and those living in Dubois County should have a good seat to the show. The meteor shower will peak this year on August 12th to get out and enjoy the view while you can.

Unfortunately, it's expected to be mostly cloudy for most of us at that time. The ice and dust from that field then burn up in our atmosphere, creating the meteor shower.

It's considered to be the best astronomical event of the year, as around 60 to 70 meteors fall per hour.

People can also bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch the meteor shower from the grassy area around the observatory.

The group will certainly be heading out for the Perseid meteor shower. "Even if the sky is dark enough, if you are exposed to any bright light nearby, your eyes will not be dark-adapted", said Bellavia. Smoke from the California wildfires that now covers parts of the western USA may create hazy sky conditions capable of significantly dimming bright stars - and bright meteors. Your best bet is to find a place where there are no obstructions to your view of the horizon.

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