Perseid Meteor Shower 2018: How, When and Where to See It This Weekend + LIVE Stream Video

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Perseid meteor shower is one of the best natural phenomena of the year and you’ll be able to see it this weekend. Hope you’ll catch at least a few of the shooting stars for yourself. 

Keep on reading to Nexter.org to know how and where you can observe it.

When

The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak the night of August 12, into the wee hours of the morning on August 13.

If you happen to be in a light-pollution-free area with nice weather, you’ll probably be able to see about 60 or 70 meteors streaking through the moonless sky, according to NASA estimates.

The meteor shower’s peak will be visible both the nights of Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 12-13, but this year leans toward the night of Aug. 12-13 for the better show.

How to watch

You won’t need any special equipment to catch the shower, either. Just make sure you have a clear view of a large swathe of the sky and be patient. Half of watching a meteor shower is waiting around for them to appear.

“Relax, be patient, and let your eyes adapt to the darkness,” Kelly Beatty, Sky & Telescopesenior editor said in a statement. “The Perseids will put on a great show.”

While you’ll get the best meteor rates in a rural area, far from light pollution, you still might be able to see some meteors from a city or suburb.

If you are in a city, try to get somewhere at least somewhat sheltered from lights, maybe a park or backyard. Your meteor rates will be lower, but it’s possible to see at least a few of the brightest meteors over the course of a few hours.

Live stream

If you’re unable to see the Perseids this year in person, you can always watch them online. The Slooh observatory will host a livestream of the shower starting at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Where

You can see the Perseid meteor shower best in the Northern Hemisphere and down to the mid-southern latitudes, and all you need to catch the show is darkness, somewhere comfortable to sit and a bit of patience.

“Remember, you don’t have to look directly at the constellation to see them. You can look anywhere you want to — even directly overhead.”


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