Astronomers prepare for Earth to 'plow' into fiery meteor shower

16 August, 2018, 20:25 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • A man points his light at the Milky Way during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower at Mavrovo national park in Macedonia

In the night of Monday, August 13, the Terrans could see the peak's biggest star of the year - meteor shower Perseid, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to UNIAN.

The saving grace for the evening is that great pleasure that always comes from gazing up into the firmament and contemplating its wonders. Rural dwellers will have the best chance to spotting the shooting stars as the less light pollution you have, the more stars you'll see.

To observe shooting stars, you should choose a dark and serene place.

However, unlike last night, most areas in the county are due to have clear skies.

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The Perseid meteor shower gets its name from the constellation Perseus, the region of space where the meteors will streak radially away from.

Watching the meteor shower outside Las Vegas, astrophotographer Tyler Leavitt spotted a pink-and-green Perseid meteor crossing in front of the Milky Way - and pointing toward Mars.

Brilliant displays of Perseid meteors lit up the heavens this past weekend as the annual Perseid meteor shower reached its peak.

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