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Perseid Meteor Shower 2019: How to see it in MI this weekend

Perseid Meteor Shower 2019: How to see it in MI this weekend”

The wondrous Perseid meteor event puts on an annual show and will peak on August 12 this year, so be prepared. But between the nights of August 12 and August 13 the shower will explode with intensity, in what is known as the shower's peak. Every year, the Earth passes through this debris field, producing shooting stars as numerous as 20 per hour moving up to 25 miles per second at the shower's peak. The Perseids and Alpha Capricornids are now active, and early this week, a fireball meteor was visible streaking across the night sky over New England.

The Perseid meteor shower is best viewed in the northern hemisphere, but regional Australia's lack of light pollution still provides good viewing. Don't worry because according to NASA, the Perseids don't pose a danger.

It's one of the more active showers, with about 90 meteors per hour. Each shower is named for the constellation or bright star from which the meteors seem to radiate.

You may have already noticed a meteor or two streaking across the night sky if you've gone outdoors and looked up at night in the past two or three weeks. "Jupiter will be the brightest thing in the eastern sky", says Reynolds.

In all of my years of watching the Perseids, two especially bright showers still stand out: one in 1969 and another in 1974, both of which attained a head-turning magnitude of at least minus 10.

When viewed from Melbourne for instance, the shower will be best seen after midnight local time. On the night of the peak, our home planet will run across the orbital path of Comet Swift-Tuttle.

Good luck and clear skies! He writes about astronomy for Natural History magazine, the Farmers' Almanac and other publications, and he is also an on-camera meteorologist for Verizon FiOS1 News in New York's lower Hudson Valley. The eastern part of the country may be affected by cloud as well, although there should be enough sky visible to watch the Perseids.



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