Hundreds of ‘shooting stars’ will light up the sky this weekend

Hundreds of ‘shooting stars’ will light up the sky this weekend

Hundreds of ‘shooting stars’ will light up the sky this weekend

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

People love the Perseid meteor shower because it's something they can view without any equipment; in fact a telescope is a waste of time, because the meteorites fly by so fast, Twarog said.

The Perseids meteor shower occurs around mid-August.

With no moonlight to interfere, it is expected to become one of the best meteor displays of the year.

The meteors can be traced to the Perseus constellation, from which they get their name, which will climb in the northeastern sky as the evening passes.

For casual and die-hard astronomers alike, the middle of August means the return of the Perseid meteor shower.

You can help find a dark enough spot near you, using this atlas of artificial sky brightness.

The annual Perseid shower occurs when the Earth's orbit crosses the path of debris thrown off by Comet Swift-Tuttle.

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The Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus, which is where the meteor shower's colorful streaks appear to come from in the night sky.

The Perseids meteor shower is basically a mass of shooting stars, which light up the skies for avid stargazers below each year. The best time to be outside to catch the peak is between midnight and dawn.

The emirate's leading archaeological and eco-tourism project, developed by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and located in the historic dunes of Mleiha, 40 minutes away from Sharjah city lights.

"What we're seeing when we see meteors are little dust particles lighting up the atmosphere".

"You'll get a decent show as long as you're north of the equator", he said. If you're serious about your stargazing, allow ample time for this beforehand.

This year's shower will be putting on its best display for those in Europe, but as it's peak last so long, from the 11th to 12th, it should also put on a spectacular display for the USA and elsewhere in the northern hemisphere.

All you'll really need to do is crane your head upwards. That's why some people call them shooting stars, but they have nothing to do with stars.

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