The Perseid meteor showers will soon peak in August 2020

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Up to 100 fireballs and stars are lit up each hour in August.

The Perseid meteor shower is active and ready to peak at the beginning of the month of August. The Perseids are one of the brightest shooting stars, and it feels like we could use them now more than ever for some pretty dismal times to add some wonder and distraction.

Every year this famous shower is taking place while the Earth passes through a debris cloud left by the giant comet 109P / Swift-Tuttle. Pieces of stain, cake and other cosmic waste are burning up into our atmosphere, fireballs streaming across the night sky, in brief, shining stripes.

The Perseids are expected to peak in august 2020, when the moon is a bit less than half full on the 11th and 12th of August.

This shower is popular because it's one of the strongest, with an average of up to one hundred visible meteors an hour. It coincides in the northern hemisphere with the warm summer nights. The sluggish moon may wash out many meteors that are otherwise visible, but it still leaves much to be seen if you are planning a little.

In general, it is a good strategy to look out for the Persians as early as possible in the evening, but still before moon rise. In New York for example, at approximately 11 p.m. you would like as far as possible from any light pollution. The moon is going to increase around an hour later at 12:08 am on Tuesday evening (the peak night). On Wednesday.-On Wednesday. (The website like TimeandDate.com allows you to look up for sunset and moon rises on the site.)

You can also try to block the moon by standing beside a building, a tree, or something else that keeps some of your moonlight out.

After the mid-month, the moon will begin completely to vanish, and while the Persians have gone over, they will remain active and visible. This half-top shower with completely dark skies could be about the same as a full top with a luminous moon, so don't think you should go to capture it during the peak night.

Once you choose the perfect time and location with minimal light interference and a large view of the sky, simply lie back and relax. The ideal experience are pillows, blankets, lounges and refreshments. It may take approximately 20 minutes to adjust your eyes to the dark, so be patient. You're guaranteed to see a meteor if you follow all my advice.

Where you look in the sky does not really matter , as long as you have a wide view. This being said, the Persians seem to radiate from Perseus' constellation, the hero. If you want to be an advanced meteor spotter, find Perseus and try to focus while watching. Then try to look up without any focus. See if a difference is noticed. The unpredictability of nature is still at issue, so the results are different.

The best part of the Persians every year are the magnificent photos we get from talented astro photographers who stay outside for a long time.