Make a wish upon the Perseid meteor showers

Make a wish upon the Perseid meteor showers

August is regarded as "meteor month", boasting one of the best displays of the year: the 2019 Perseids, the most famous of all showers. Every year at the same time of year, Earth slams into this cloud of debris, creating a cosmic shower in the heavens above.

This particular meteor shower is called the Perseids because they hail from the constellation of Perseus.

According to The Weather Network, viewing might be a little more hard thanks to the full moon expected right during the meteor shower's peak. This year, the peak is on the night between August 12 and 13.

This year, however, the spectacle will be dulled by the presence of a bright Waxing Gibbous Moon.

This information-laid out in a study published recently in the Journal of Environmental Management-may be particularly beneficial to skywatchers who want to find the best viewing spots for the spectacular Perseid meteor shower, which is now in full swing.

It's recommended that people prepare for observing the unique and marvelous event, as it's truly one of nature's greatest shows.

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Keep your eyes on the skies for the next couple of nights if you want to see some shooting stars! Find a nice field for an open view of the skies, or maybe a lake to enjoy the romantic sparkles of the stars' reflection on the water.

"Meteors can generally be seen all over the sky so don't worry about looking in any particular direction".

You can still sit out on a clear night this weekend, let your eyes adjust to the darkness, and try to catch a few meteors.

Michiana's forecast will prevent viewing on Sunday evening and Monday evening due to thicker cloud cover overhead and limited visibility of the sky.

Actually, avoiding all light sources is the best way to ensure you can see the meteors.

For those wondering, a meteor shower is when the number of meteors (more commonly referred to as "shooting stars") increases. So the ideal time to see this meteor shower will be after 4:00 a.m. and before 5:30 a.m. A couple of minor meteor showers are also active right now according to NASA, including the Alpha Capricornids, the Southern Delta Aquariids, and the Kappa Cygnids.