Perseid Meteor Shower in space

The National Space Agency in a statement said the meteor shower will be visible for an hour in areas free of light pollution. NSTP file pic

The Perseid meteor shower is at its peak Saturday, August 12, in the skies above our planet. The moon light will make the meteor rate appear to be about half of the average because of the bright light. The best chance to see a shower is north of M-59, although all of us could see one. At most NASA says we could expect about 40-50 per hour. Once a year, the earth passes through a trail of "nugget debris" left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle, and the result is the famous Perseid Meteor Shower. This weekend in the Bitterroot Valley (and the rest of Western Montana), that is also the time when the forest fire smoke settles in the valleys for risky air quality levels and it's the time the moon is high in the sky, "washing out" numerous dimmer meteor trails.

Every year, the best time to watch the shower of particles is August 12 or 13. First, the meteor shower's peak occurs during the day on Saturday, which obviously favors the other side of the world since it'll be during their nighttime.

The shower will be best in the Northern Hemisphere and down to the mid-southern latitudes, with a bit of patience, people will most likely be able to spot some of the meteors. "We see bright streaks of light across the sky, known as meteor showers". The best time to spot the meteors will be on those days during the darkest hours just after midnight through just before dawn.




Next year, the Perseid Meteor Shower is expected to coincide with the New Moon (this moon phase is very dim) and makes for great viewing conditions. Did you know that each Perseid meteor travels at 132,000 miles per hour?!

Typical raters for the upcoming shower will be about 80 meteors an hour but you could see as many as 150-200 meteors and hour in a heavier burst. When the shower is at its height and most visible from Earth, it appears to originate from the constellation of Perseus, a hero in Greek mythology for killing Medusa. To put that in perspective, if you traveled from Omaha to Lincoln at the speed of a meteor you'd arrive in 1.5 seconds. Dr Meghan Gray, a researcher at University of Nottingham, said, "These meteor showers happen every year in August". As the earth goes round the sun, when it sweeps through the debris, these dust particles burn up in the atmosphere.

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