The Perseid Meteor Shower takes place every year, and promises a spectacular display in the sky. But don't go longer than that, otherwise you'll pick up the rotation of the stars, which could block out streaks from shooting stars, Cooke said. So that's the part of the sky you should anchor your meteor search from, but they will scatter across the sky as shooting stars from there.
"Instead, look in all directions since the meteors can hit the atmosphere anywhere in the sky", he said.
They're bits of ice and dust, which can be as small as a grain of sand or as big as a pea.
Each time Swift-Tuttle passes through the warmth of the inner solar system, its frozen, 16-mile-wide nucleus releases debris along the comet's path - through which the Earth passes each summer. The August shower gets its name from the constellation Perseus because the meteors appear to originate there. Meteor showers simply require some patience and for you to be in an area where there's not a lot of pollution.
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The shower got its name from the fact that the meteors seem to come from a single point in the constellation Perseus. Or head to the North Cascades, overlooking famously turquoise Diablo Lake near Colonial Creek South Campground .
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The peak hour of the Perseid meteor shower, according to Avivah, will be visible in Indonesia starting from 00:00 Western Indonesia Time (WIB) of August 12, and is predicted to intensify by 03:00 WIB.
The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend on the nights of August 11th and 12th.
One of the best sky shows of the year is coming this weekend. So most of the shower activity and thicker cloud cover should stay to our south and east.
Technically, we have been passing through this patch of debris since July 17 and will continue passing through it until August 24. No special equipment is needed, but if you want the best view, it helps to be as far from artificial light as possible. This shower is also known for its fireballs, which are larger explosions of light and color that last longer than an average meteor.
Downloading a star-gazing mobile app can also add to the experience of meteor showers. Venus will be the first to appear after the sun sets and will be best viewed on the western horizon at around 9:30 p.m. local time. "You really have to get out in the country", he said.