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The Year’s Brightest Meteor Shower To Dazzle BC Skies This Week

Perseid meteor shower 2018 GETTY PERSEID METEOR SHOWER You can see the meteors with the naked eye
Cary Marshall | 10 August, 2018, 05:32

The peak will be from 9.00 pm on Sunday 12th August to 4.30 am on Monday 13th August.

While a falling meteorite can be seen any night of the year, it's this weekend when the sky puts on a show as the Earth passes through the stream of the comet.

Every 133 years or so, the massive Swift-Tuttle comet careens through our solar system at 150 times the speed of sound, spreading a dirty trail of ice, dust and sundry space schmutz behind it. The Perseids happen every year, but this year's crescent moon will make the sky darker, allowing the meteors to shine.

Muscat: The Sultanate is now witnessing the Perseids, which are the most famous meteor showers.

Swift-Tuttle measures a massive 16 miles, and last passed by Earth in 1992.

The Mleiha Archaeological and Eco-tourism Project in Sharjah has geared up its preparation for the Perseid Meteor Shower, scheduled to light the UAE skies on Sunday from 8pm to 1am.

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Though the Perseids can be spotted between July 17 and August 24, the best views will be from Sunday at 4 p.m.to Monday at 4 a.m. EST, when the night is almost moonless. Bill Cooke, a scientist at NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office in Alabama, framed the phenomenon well in a 2016 interview with NASA. The best views will come before dawn on the 13th, Astronomymagazine predicts.

Fortunately, none of these should be a major issue this year. "This major shower takes place during the lazy, hazy days of summer, when many families are on vacation", McClure said.

If you'd like a reminder, log in to your YouTube account and click "set reminder" on the feed ahead of time to receive an email 30 minutes prior to the broadcast start.

The meteors strike our atmosphere at around 134,000 miles per hour and create vivid streaks of light when they burn up.

Experts offer some tips to get the most out of nature's fireworks: Since Perseid meteors can be seen from any direction in the sky, viewers should pick out a dark patch of sky free of light pollution and wait for the meteors to appear. And if you're intrepid enough to travel to a dark sky park, here are some of the absolute best in the United States.

The good news is you will be able to see them with the naked eye.

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