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Perseid meteor shower 2018

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

During the Perseid meteor showers, most visible across the US on Sunday, Aug. 12, and Monday, Aug. 13, people may witness 50 to 100 meteors per hour in clear, summer night skies.

Dang Vu Tuan Son, chairman of the Vietnam Astronomy and Cosmology Association, said the best time to watch the phenomenon would be in the early hours of Monday morning in the northeastern skies.

This year we're really lucky that the peak is occurring on the same part of the month as the new moon, so there's very little moonlight out.

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The Perseids appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus, visible in the northern sky soon after sunset this time of year. NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told Space.com that the 2018 event will peak on the nights of august 11-12 and 12-13.


According to Space, this August during the peak, there should be about 60 to 70 meteors per hour, although a year ago saw about 80 an hour.

Although, stargazers in mid-northern latitudes will be privy to the best views, according to NASA, anyone can see the light show.

The Perseid Meteor Shower is caused by the dust and debris trailing the Swift-Tuttle comet, which orbits the sun approximately every 133 years.

"It will be a crescent, which means it will set before the Perseid show gets underway after midnight", NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told Space.com.

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So if you're lucky enough to have a chance of catching the Perseid meteor shower, it sounds like you'll be in for a spectacular night of skywatching.

The meteors appear to shoot off of the constellation Perseus, which is how they get their name. At peak time under good conditions, you can expect to see 60 to 70 meteors per hour. In those cases they can actually predict that when the Earth passes through the orbital path of the comet there will be a higher than average debris field.

"Relax, be patient, and let your eyes adapt to the darkness", J. Kelly Beatty, senior editor of Sky & Telescope magazine, said in a statement.

The shooting stars will look like streaks of light across the sky.

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She recommends anywhere it's dark, outside the city, for the best views. They were there, you just couldn't see them then. Best of all, constellations and the Milky Way should be highly visible due to a New Moon on August 11, meaning there will not be as much light to drown out the stars.

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