Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

To get the best view, NASA suggests you steer clear of bright city lights and allow 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark. The Perseid meteor shower is generally the best of the year.

-Focus your attention on the constellations Cassiopeia and Perseus as this is where the meteors will be shooting.

The annual performance of the Perseid meteor shower is due to reach its peak late on Sunday night (Aug. 12) into the predawn hours of Monday morning. According to Space.com, this year's peak will be visible both the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13. The planet Mars will keep you company all night long as it low in the south east as the sky darkens.

The Perseids are caused by the Earth passing through a comet's debris field, according to the American Meteor Society.

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Perseid meteors pose no threat to Earth, as many of them burn up in the atmosphere more than 50 miles above the surface.

Look for the meteors originating out of the north, though they can appear from anywhere. This particular meteor shower "normally produces, statistically, up to 60 meteors per hour", Henderson said.

The photographs show the meteors leaving a stream of bright lights in their wake as they break through the atmosphere. Around 10 p.m., the meteors' visibility should begin to increase.

And in some places, a sky free from clouds will not automatically mean a good view for the meteors.

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A stunning, natural spectacle is set to light up night skies across the world this weekend, and those living in Dubois County should have a good seat to the show.

People can also bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch the meteor shower from the grassy area around the observatory.

The group will certainly be heading out for the Perseid meteor shower.

And don't forget to grab your camera before you head out.

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