If you?re looking for an extreme lights and sounds (choice of your own music however) show of the year, then you better watch out for the Perseid Meteor Shower. The one of a kind shooting star display from outer space is in its pinnacle on the night of Wednesday into early Thursday morning, with as many as 90 to 100 shooting stars an hour, according to the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the Royal Astronomical Society in the U.K. from Washington Post. The Perseid meteor shower will be an electrifying event that will capture the beauty of the universe, so preparations have to come to order to fully experience an event like no other.
Where is it going to happen?
Though it is visible in almost every part on Earth, the meteor shower will be most noticeable in the south of England. Some of the recommendable places for you to watch the Perseid meteor shower more clearly are Galloway Forest Park, Exmoor, Romney Marsh, Kielder, and North York Moors, shared by Telegraph. And this is if you?re near the places of south England. But as long as the sky is dark and you have the patience to wait for the right time, then you?ll see it eventually.
When will it show?
The event, happening from July 17 to August 24, will peak overnight on Wednesday and into early Thursday morning (August 12 and August 13), according to Telegraph. And to repeat, as long as the sky is at its darkest, you will be able to see it.
How to watch?
?Look towards the familiar constellations Cassiopeia and Perseus in the northeast,? posted by NASA from Washington Post. ?They rise soon after sunset, but you?ll want to wait til they are higher in the sky to see the most meteors,? they added. No need for telescopes or binoculars as longs as you are in a dark location away from city lights, shared by Washington Post.
Photo courtesy of Washington Post from Sky & Telescope:
So if you?re planning to watch the Perseid meteor shower, go to an open field and grab a beverage. Look out to the skies and wait for the excitement to happen. And maybe you can add ?Shine Bright Like A Diamond? to your playlist while you’re watching.