Perseid meteor shower to peak over Canada this weekend

AWESOME METEOR SHOWER COMING TO A SKY NEAR YOU THIS WEEKEND

The best nights to follow the fall of such meteors will be 11th, 12th and 13th of August 2018.

This year it will be even more special - the moon won't be spoiling the view.

The Perseid Meteor Shower takes place every year, and promises a spectacular display in the sky. It's all because of the Comet Swift-Tuttle, which zooms close to Earth during its 133-year journey around the sun.

While this weekend is the peak, Twarog predicts the showers will last through August 24. The number will then start to diminish, though higher-than-average meteor activity associated with the Perseids should be visible through August 24.

However the spectacular meteor shower also has biblical connotations.

"So every year when the Earth orbits the sun and passes through that debris field you get this stream of particles that pass into the atmosphere and gives you this meteor shower", Twarog said.




This weekend will be the best time to view the event with its maximum peak on Sunday night and Monday morning.

The shower that we see from Earth is the little bits of ice and dust - that are usually no bigger than a pea - hitting the Earth's atmosphere at a staggering 134,000 miles per hour. Although you can snap a photo with nearly any camera, having a camera that allows you to manually control the exposure will be best. Let your eyes adjust to the dark for about 30 minutes to get the fullest experience.

Dr. Auld says that if you have several people together, a lot of the times two people will say oh there's one, but they're pointing in completely separate directions because there's more than one at the same moment.

There's a unique opportunity to watch what may look like shooting stars putting on a show this weekend. "The moon is very favorable for the Perseids this year, and that'll make the Perseids probably the best shower of 2018 for people who want to go out and view it".

Dang Vu Tuan Son, chairman of the Vietnam Astronomy and Cosmology Association, said the best time to watch the phenomenon would be in the early hours of Monday morning in the northeastern skies.

All you'll really need to do is crane your head upwards.

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