Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?

This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

What exactly is a meteor shower?

"Residents of the Northern Hemisphere including Qatar will have a good chance to observe the Perseid meteor shower", QCH astronomer expert Dr Beshir Marzouk explained.

The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak late in the evening Saturday into early Sunday morning, though a similar show could be seen Friday evening into early Saturday morning.

If you do have a break in the clouds, be sure to look toward the north. If you're surrounded by street lights, the meteors you would normally have been able to see "you can't because the sky is so filled with light".

-Focus your attention on the constellations Cassiopeia and Perseus as this is where the meteors will be shooting. This is the time period where the Earth passes through the Swift-Tuttle comet's debris field.

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. Those tiny bits of debris, traveling at around 132,000 miles per hour, create vivid streaks of light when they collide with Earth's atmosphere.

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When the "radiant" is highest in the sky, we'll see the most meteors. Allow your eyes some time to adjust.

"That's pretty active", he said when asked if that's a lot for a meteor shower.

Some meteors could appear streaking across the sky for several seconds, leaving a trail of glowing smoke in their wake.

Skies will be clear enough both of the nights this weekend to see them.

The group will certainly be heading out for the Perseid meteor shower. No special equipment is needed, but if you want the best view, it helps to be as far from artificial light as possible.

As long as it's a clear night, the meteors will be visible to the naked eye.

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