The Perseid meteor is back, bringing the spectacular cosmic light show to us once again!
Each August, when the earth passes through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseid meteor shower shoots across our sky for all to view.
For many, it’s a yearly event to look forward to, an opportunity to take in all of space’s wonder.
Luckily for us, the Perseid meteor shower is best viewed in the Northern Hemisphere.
The earth has been passing through Comet Swift-Tuttle since July 17th and will continue until August 24th. However, the greatest number of meteors will be visible during the shower’s peak, on August 12th and 13th!
There is still time to prepare!
To ensure you have the best view of the shower, go to a dark area away from city lights pre-dawn. Give your eyes 30 minutes to adjust to the darkness and then lean back and enjoy the show above.
This year, during the shower’s peak, one can expect to view up to 60 meteors per hour!
Perseid Meteor Shower
When: Best days are August 12th and 13th, late night
Where: Anywhere it’s dark with very little light