Perseids to dazzle PH skies

Want to see a shooting star? Perseid meteor shower underwayMore

This may cloud up our skies, as we try to view this annual shower.

Fun Fact: It will actually take your eyes about 30 minutes to adjust, meaning the longer you wait outside, the more meteors you will see!

You might want to go to bed a little later the weekend of Aug.11 because the best meteor shower in years is about to happen. We've talked about the Perseid's before, so why am I talking about them again? The Big Show though is expected to arrive this weekend with the Persied's peak.

No astronomical equipment is needed to see the Perseid Meteor Shower; you just need dark, clear skies, something comfortable to sit on and look up. Infinite amount of shooting stars and wishes! Lastly, the Perseids are awesome because they are one of the most intense showers.


This picture taken on August 12, 2017 shows a couple enjoying Perseid meteor along the Milky Way illuminating the dark sky near Comillas, Cantabria community, northern Spain, during the "Perseids" meteor shower.

According to Space.com, during peak people should see about 60 to 70 meteors per hour.

The Perseid meteor shower is an August treat every year because the Earth passes through a trail left by the 16-miles-wide comet of dust, ice, rock and organic material called the Comet Swift-Tuttle, Space.Com explains. Heck, even tonight you'll see a few.

The best time to observe any meteor shower is after midnight (or after 1 a.m. if you're on daylight time), because then you are on the leading edge of the earth in its orbit around the sun and it sweeps up more meteor - just like bugs on your windshield on a freeway.

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