Meteor Shower August 2018: Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

Perseid meteor shower at night

The Perseids radiate from the constellation Perseus in the eastern horizon and is associated with the debris of comet Swift-Tuttle which last passed by Earth in 1992.

The peak of the meteor shower will be visible on the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13, with the best light show to come before dawn on the 13th.

The Perseid meteor shower is already underway.

This year during peak, people should see about 60 to 70 meteors per hour, but in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150 and 200 meteors an hour.

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On the late evening hours of August 12, the peak of the Perseid meteor shower will start as it will grace the sky with more than 50 meteors per hour until early morning of August 13, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on its bulletin.

One of the most interesting and attractive things anyone can see in the night sky are meteors!

The best viewing will be with the darkest sky you can find. No equipment is necessary. The Perseid meteor shower is just around the corner, and we are here to help you see them! The moon will be at a crescent, which means more darkness to see more meteors.

If you are a star gazer, you need to be ready for a show this upcoming weekend! Right now it looks like a weak front may brush by Friday night for clouds and a few showers, but for the peak nights (Saturday and Sunday), it looks like skies should be partly cloudy to clear!

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