The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that Perseid, a highly active meteor shower, is on track to become the most extreme in the near future. The shower is known for its brilliant, long-lasting streaks of light and spectacular “fireballs,” or bursts thereof that last longer than meteorites.
The Perseid meteor shower is expected to last from July 14 to September 1, but its most intense events are scheduled for August 11, 12, and 13 of July. The best views will occur from midnight until daybreak on both nights, as per NASA observations that the moon will be above the horizon during optimal viewing times this year.
Insider was informed by astronomer Bill Cooke, who heads NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office.
“This year’s meteor shower is the most comfortable to watch due to the possibility of fireballs and other miscellaneous objects.
According to NASA, a meteor is essentially sandstone that falls into the Earth’s atmosphere from space. The hot air surrounding the rock gives it astronomical brightness, not the actual rock. This phenomenon is called referred to as recursion or “meteor shower” because many space rocks hit the planet’atmosphère at the same time.
The Perseid meteor shower is attributed to the Swift-Tuttle comet’s impact.
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I’m impressed with the Perseus timelapse photo, which showcases the radiant star of the meteor shower. The space-time lapse is one of 537 photos from Astrophotography #Space, and while it may appear small, they don’t seem like all the perseids.
The Perseid meteor shower is available for viewing from July 14 to September 1, but its highest point is on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 11, 12, and 13.
While the most impressive views can be found from midnight to sunrise, it can also be viewed as early as 10 pm. NASA reports that there are 50 to 100 meteors seen per hour on average.
The shower will be most noticeable in the Northern Hemisphere, as per the federal agency. As a result, people in all 50 states will have the chance to see the showers this weekend.
Getting away from areas with high light exposure can also enhance the ability to see meteors. EarthSky states that without the moon and an extremely dark sky, most stargazers will encounter around 90 meteorites per hour.
The meteor shower is expected to become less noticeable each day before it reaches its peak this year, so the moon won’t hinder visibility. Additionally, with the crescent phase of the lunar surface approaching, it could provide favorable conditions for viewing.
Insider was informed by Bill Cooke that:
“This year promises to be much better than last year’s moon which was a full moon.”
The Geminid meteor shower, which takes place in December, is the only one that can be compared to Perseids, as stated by the astronomer.