Watch the 2023 Perseid Meteor Shower This Weekend; Incredible Space Event Like Never Before

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Locations with minimal to no light pollution offer the finest opportunities to view the Perseid meteor shower. The annual Perseid meteor shower, which occurs between the months of July and August, is often regarded as the most spectacular meteor shower of the year. Summers in the Northern Hemisphere are not only breathtakingly gorgeous, but they also make it simpler to enjoy time spent outside beneath the night sky. As a result, we did what any self-respecting meteor watchers would do and put together a helpful little guide for observing the Perseid meteor shower this year!

Prepare to have your mind blown by what you’re about to read!

Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower This August and Be Amazed

On July 17, 2023, the Earth navigated directly through the center of the Perseid meteor shower. The peak of the rain is expected to take place on August 12 and 13, although it is expected to continue until August 24. It is anticipated that the peak will occur this next weekend, with as many as 90 meteors seen every hour. While you are reading this, little pieces of a comet are currently exploding into the atmosphere, setting the stage for the next spectacular.

The fact that the Perseid meteor shower may be observed from any place is like a gift sent from above. The Northern Hemisphere is the best area to view the constellation Perseus since it is higher in the sky. That is so cool! Even while the Perseid meteor shower may be observed as early as 10:00 p.m., the best time to view it is in the early morning hours, just before the Sun rises.

The annual Perseid meteor shower is caused by the massive comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. The comet, which has a diameter of 16 miles, succeeded in orbiting the Sun once every 133 years, and when it does so, it kicks off dust. The length of the tail increases with time, producing a cloudy wake of dust and particles in its wake as it travels along its orbital path.

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