Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month

09 August, 2018, 12:21 | Author: Dwayne Harmon
  • Perseid Meteor Shower 2018

The Perseids meteor shower is one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, Bill Cooke, NASA meteor expert claims.

The comet Swift-Tuttle is the largest object that repeatedly passes earth.

Perhaps you might remember an fantastic meteor show back in the early 1990s?

The comet has a 133-year orbit, last visiting our part of the solar system back in 1992 (hence the big meteor show back in the 90s).

The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak the night of August 12, into the wee hours of the morning on August 13.

The Perseids appear to emanate from between the constellations Perseus and Cassiopeia, but to catch them there's really no need to worry about which direction you're looking.

The American Meteor Society said to look for shooting stars before the break of dawn when the shower's radiant climbs into the sky.

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Even though this may be somewhat of a down year, the Perseids still typically are one of the best meteor shows of the year. That's when the earth will have turned into the meteor stream, which means the show will be just above the horizon line.

Active Junky, which is also the sister site of Space.com, has provided a list of the nation's top cities, and the best places they can go to watch the meteor show.

You will also have a better chance of seeing the dazzling display when it is completely dark.

The best place to view the meteor shower is in the Northern Hemisphere, during the pre-dawn hours. NASA recommends about 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness.

With a new moon providing an extra-dark backdrop to the spectacle, the shooting stars will be brighter than ever. For the best viewing, make sure you get away from city lights.

Being in the northern hemisphere, the United Kingdom is in a prime spot to witness the lunar show.

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