30Jul2017

Brightest Meteor Shower In The Recorded Human History

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There is going to be a meteor shower on 12th of August, 2017. According to astronomers this will be the brightest shower in the recorded human history.Don’t miss it!

It will light up the night sky and some of these might even be visible during the day. This meteor shower is being considered as once in a lifetime opportunity as the next meteor shower of such kind will be after 96 years. OK, that was a report from one writer from a major online news service. is he right? Perhaps.

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every year between July 17 and August 24. The shower tends to peak around August 9-13. What you see I guess is more a factor of where you are. Other reports from astronomers differ somewhat. here’s a recent example…

In 2017, the Perseids will be a little more difficult to see due to the presence of the moon, which will be three-quarters full and will rise shortly before the shower hits its peak around midnight local time. If you live in a major city find out how to see the Perseids from urban areas here

“Rates will be about half what they would be normally, because of the bright moonlight,” according to Space.com. “Instead of 80 to 100, there will be 40 to 50 per hour. And that’s just because the moon’s going to wash out the fainter ones.”

Ok How Do I See ‘Em

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The best time to view the Perseids, and most other meteor showers, is when the sky is the darkest. Most astronomers suggest that depending on the Moon’s phase, the best time to view meteor showers is right before dawn.

The Perseids can be seen mainly in the Northern Hemisphere. Look between the radiant, which will be in the north-east part of the sky, and the zenith (the point in the sky directly above you).  Look between the radiant, which will be in the north-east part of the sky, and the zenith (the point in the sky directly above you)..Source: Physics-Astronomy

** You can see the Perseid meteor shower best in the Northern Hemisphere and down to the mid-southern latitudes, and all you need to catch the show is darkness, somewhere comfortable to sit and a bit of patience.

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