Publicado: Sol, Agosto 12, 2018
Ciencia | Por Aurelio Ontiveros

How to watch the Perseid meteor shower in Britain tonight

How to watch the Perseid meteor shower in Britain tonight

"Under a very dark sky, you might see up to one Perseid per minute late on Sunday night or after midnight on Monday morning".

If you know your constellations, look for Perseus in the northern sky, soon after sunset this time of year.

In the Astronomical League guidebook "Observe Meteors", astronomers David Levy and Stephen Edberg wrote, "We have seen Perseids coming in such rapid succession that counting and recording were hard, followed by slack periods with little activity".

It's called the Perseid meteor shower and it happens every August.

Locally, Natural Bridge is offering an opportunity to watch the meteor shower between 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Saturday.

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The Perseid meteor shower of 2018 is nearly upon us.

The Perseids show up every year in August when Earth ventures through trails of debris left behind by an ancient comet.

Gianluca Masi, director of the Italy-based Virtual Telescope Project, told Express.co.uk the Perseid shower is something no astronomer would want to miss.

For the best viewing experience, one should head far from the light pollution of a city, lie down and watch the sky. So be sure to step out on Sunday night and catch a glimpse! Because of this, meteor rates could be as high as 200 per hour. The planet Mars will keep you company all night long as it low in the south east as the sky darkens. The debris, made up mostly of ice and dust that has accumulated over thousands of years, creates a meteor shower when it burns through Earth's atmosphere. The bugs have calmed down, weather is ideal, you'll have a meteor shower to watch and the fire ban has been lifted at Algonquin Park.

Find a spot where you can see the sky with as little obstruction as possible, and set up blankets or lawn chairs by 9 p.m. or so. If you're on the West Coast, be aware that, as AccuWeather points out, the wildfires may make the meteors harder to see.

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