Best times to watch the 2019 Perseid meteor shower

Best times to watch the 2019 Perseid meteor shower”

You can see meteors on any night of the year and there are dozens of concentrated meteor showers, but the Perseids can be among the most spectacular.

Peaking in the early hours of Tuesday, August 13, stargazers might be able to see as many as 60 meteors per hour. Count for yourself at the main parking lot at Wildwood State Park.

A almost full moon during this year's annual Perseids could drown some of the meteors from view though there will be less viewing time without the bright moon late Monday into Tuesday, says The action will be toward the northeast. 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 best views of the Perseids will be available for those in the Northern Hemisphere, the only catch being that seeing the meteor show requires people staying up late or getting up very early in the morning.

If weather isn't optimal, you can view a live broadcast of the meteor shower on the NASA Meteor Watch Facebook starting at 8 p.m. EST. From suburbs and the countryside you should be able to see as many as dozen meteors per hour.

The waxing gibbous may leave us whining as it still floods the sky with moonlight and will hide all but the brighter meteors (and stars).

You don't need special equipment or knowledge of the constellations. If you pay close enough attention, all the meteors seem to come from a certain area in the sky, called a "radiant point".

"Normal rates seen from rural locations range from 50-75 shower members per hour at maximum", says the American Meteor Society. Debris particles associated with the comet flare up in Earth's atmosphere, giving the illusion of falling stars.

If you can trace them back to the radiant, it's a Perseid; stray meteors also may happen to cross the sky, from other directions. Literally. The further you are from city lights, the more easily you will be able to see the shooting stars, so take a vehicle and go somewhere in the countryside. However, because of the brightness of the "waxing gibbeous" moon, it might be slightly more hard to see all of the meteors.

Like this



09 August 2019
Venice outlaws large ships from historic centre
In response to the crash, thousands of people marched in Venice to demand that cruise ships be kept out of the lagoon. The city receives between 25 to 30 million visitors each year, 14 million of them staying for just one day.

09 August 2019
Chelsea Accept Arsenal Bid for David Luiz
It is claimed that Mustafi could make the move to a club in France's Ligue 1. "This is what makes me feel good every single day". Along with a picture of himself and Luiz with an emoji of a hand covering a mouth, Christensen posted a seven-word message.

09 August 2019
Armed Man Walks Into a Springfield, Missouri Walmart and...Begins Filming Himself
The suspect was wearing body armor and military-style clothing, according to the News-Leader , which cited information from Lucas. Police say the man then made his way out an emergency exit where a former firefighter held the man at gunpoint.

09 August 2019
China denounces Australian's comparison to WW2 Germany
Chinese President Xi Jinping's view of the future is one in which "capitalism will be eclipsed", Hastie wrote. Mr Hastie said it was impossible to forsake America or disengage from China.

09 August 2019
Italy's Matteo Salvini Says Government Is Finished, Wants Elections
However, a government crisis in August, with Italians on holiday and parliament closed for the summer recess, would be unusual. After Salvini's statement on a coalition crisis, Luigi Di Maio , the leader of MS5, said he was ready for snap elections, too.

09 August 2019
Missing orcas declared dead
The Center for Whale Research said J17 wasn't in good condition last winter, and researchers assumed it was because of stress. According to the Center for Whale Research, J17 is a 42-year-old matriarch from J-pod.

09 August 2019
US sold wheat to China before tariff threats
China's July exports to the United States fell 6.5 per cent year-on-year, while imports from America slumped 19.1 per cent. The tariffs against China, however, are paid by US importers - who then often pass on the cost to consumers.

09 August 2019
Domino's stockpiles toppings to beat no-deal Brexit
Focusing on Street analyst opinions, we can see that the current consensus target price on company shares is $288.64. Finally, Millennium Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Domino's Pizza by 67.0% in the fourth quarter.

09 August 2019
Salesforce to acquire ClickSoftware for $1.35B
Just four years after this deal, Francisco Partners has more than doubled its investment by selling the company to Salesforce . It has partnered with Salesforce since the launch of Field Service Lightning in 2016.

09 August 2019
Pakistan sack head coach Arthur and support staff after disappointing World Cup
The hike comes out of turn as the players' representative had agreed on the contract terms to last till 2020-21 previous year . The committee comprised individuals who possess tremendous acumen, experience and knowledge, ' said president Ehsan Mani.