Clear skies forecast over Bulgaria for 2018 Perseid meteor shower

Clear skies forecast over Bulgaria for 2018 Perseid meteor shower

Clear skies forecast over Bulgaria for 2018 Perseid meteor shower

The view is expected to be exceptional this year because the showers coincide with a new moon. The biggest issue is trying to determine or forecast how good they will be each year. The bright streak of light across the sky is the glow of hot air around that meteor created as it falls through Earth's atmosphere.

This happens because all meteors associated with the Perseid shower radiate from one point in the sky, known as the radiant.

As long as you're in the Northern Hemisphere, the Perseid meteor shower will be right overhead.

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It's mid August, and that means fun family viewing of the Perseid Meteor Shower in Maine.

In fact, you can expect to see between fifty to a hundred meteors an hour in places where the sky is very dark.

Where can I see it?

. "It's best to wait until 11 pm or later, when the constellation Perseus will be higher in the sky", according to Vox. However, they can be seen clearest after sunset.

Perseid meteors tend to strengthen in number as late night deepens into midnight, and typically produce the most meteors in the wee hours before dawn. You can see them with the naked eye, as long as you go to a dark area, away from the city. "You don't want binoculars".

Timeanddate.com provides tables indicating when the showers are active and even gives some nice tips on how to best watch the performance.

Watching meteors is a fun way to introduce friends and family to the enjoyment of the heavens.

It's easy to get cold if you're waiting around.

If you're wondering how to make this event memorable, here are a few hints.

Where do the Perseids come from? Since the Earth passes through that trail of comet detritus every year, we get a pretty little show.

Discovered in 1862, Swift-Tuttle is considered a large comet. However, the shower's peak (when the Earth passes through the densest area) will occur August 12 (this Sunday). It is important to note that the constellation for which a meteor shower is named is not the source of the meteors, it is simply in the same direction.

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