Weekend Forecast Looks Great To View Peak Of Perseid Meteor Shower

This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

Yahoo News explains: Where can you see the Perseid meteor shower?

A clear sky could make way for an incredible natural show of streaking fireball meteors and so far, (as of Friday afternoon) the forecast is looking flawless!

Locally, Natural Bridge is offering an opportunity to watch the meteor shower between 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Saturday.

The Perseid meteor shower is happening over the weekend, and at its peak viewers should be able to see 60-70 meteors per hour.

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He said the meteor activity has been ongoing for more than two weeks and will continue for about another week.

"Sky gazers just need to look to the northeast to observe the Perseid showers", Dr Marzouk suggested.

The Perseids arrive each year in the night skies when the Earth passes through the cosmic trail of Comet Swift-Tuttle.

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If you're hoping to view this weekend's peak of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, dubbed one of the best each year, then we have good news with regard to Colorado's weather forecast. "Moon is to set at 7.12pm Doha time", the expert added. This year it will be at its peak on the evenings of August 11 and 12. The radiant, or area where the meteors will appear, will be located just above the constellation Perseus.

The festival is aligning with the Perseids meteor shower.

Meteor showers are caused by dust breaking off of a comet.

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Allow about 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark. Smoke from the California wildfires that now covers parts of the western USA may create hazy sky conditions capable of significantly dimming bright stars - and bright meteors. Scientists from NASA also said that camping out in the country can triple the amount of visible meteors. No special equipment is needed, but if you want the best view, it helps to be as far from artificial light as possible.

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