We have some news about this year Perseid meteor shower. Keep reading if you want to find out more interesting details.
For those who don’t know, the Perseids are one of the biggest and most spectacular meteor showers out there. This meteor shower is an annual event that happens between the middle of July and the end of August. We will be able to see amazing fireballs, but the most anticipated thing is the peak.
When exactly will it break out in the UK?
The specialists and astronomers have reasons to believe that the Perseids will peak this year between the night of August 12 and August 13. Also, Royal Observatory gave us some even more specific details. The meteor shower it’s supposed to happen in the UK between midnight and 5.30 BST. The Perseids will be observed better in the night time, but people can start looking for it earlier.
Where should the observers look for the Perseids?
That’s another good question that anybody interested in this event can ask. We have the answer for you and we’ll tell you all about it. The meteor shower will come from one point into the sky. If you want to observe it very well you need to look for an open space where you can see the entire sky and nothing is in front of you to block your view. That is very important.
Also, according to the Royal Observatory, the meteors can appear everywhere in the sky because once they break out into the atmosphere, they will go in every possible direction. So you need to be able to see the horizon as much as possible.
You don’t need to use special gear in order to see the meteors, so you don’t have to bring your binoculars or telescopes. Other than that, we hope you’ll enjoy the show.