Nature is prepared to put on a show as we prepare to bid the summer season adieu. The Perseid meteor shower returns every year between July and August, illuminating the sky and leaving everyone in amazement. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced the dates and peak times for a number of meteor showers.
The Perseid meteor shower, which is frequently referred to as a powerful meteor shower linked to the comet Swift-Tuttle, gets its name from the constellation Perseus, where the meteors appear to shoot from. According to NASA, the Perseids are most active from July 17 to August 24. Fox Weather supports this. According to reports, the fascinating meteor shower’s peak will occur between August 11 and August 13. The comet that creates the shower passes by Earth every summer. However, NASA has confirmed that our house will not soon collide with the comet. The Northern Hemisphere is the best location, according to the weather channel, as you can see up to 40 meteors in an hour.
How, when and where to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower
The southwest and southeast’s intense thunderstorm pattern is the main obstacle to viewing the meteor shower. Furthermore, the excellent view might end up being obscured by the full moon on August 11. Heavy clouds were expected to obstruct the view, according to the weather forecast issued over a week prior. Later this week, it’s predicted that the northern Plains, the Pacific Northwest, and some areas of Texas will experience very clear skies overnight, giving Houston, Chicago, Bismark, North Dakota, and Seattle, Washington, those who wish to enjoy the view a distinct advantage.
On August 12, 2016, a Perseid meteor flies through the sky early over Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. Earth’s orbit passes through Swift-Tuttle comet debris every year, causing the yearly display, often known as the Perseid shower because the meteors seem to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky.
No matter where you live, the Perseid Meteor Shower will last until August 24. This gives you enough time to make plans to observe nature’s wonder and schedule it to coincide with favourable weather conditions. The likelihood of a clear sky is the main consideration. In order to watch the meteor shower diminish even more, spectators in congested cities should seek out an open area, such as a skating rink, perhaps away from the city lights.