Perseid meteor shower to peak over Canada this weekend

AWESOME METEOR SHOWER COMING TO A SKY NEAR YOU THIS WEEKEND

The Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus because that's where the point from which they appear to originate, called the radiant, is located.

The annual show is the result of Earth's proximity to the "gritty" debris of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, Boyle said in a release.

"Most of the time when you get the highest fields is when the comet itself is actually close to the sun". Most of these little specks of metal and stone are as small as grains of sand, but that doesn't prevent them from flashing across the night sky when they collide with Earth's atmosphere at about 133,200 miles per hour (214,365 km/h).

However, according to NASA, the night before August 11-12, will also be stunning.

At the meteor shower's speak on the night of August 12, you can expect to see between 60 to 70 meteors every hour. But living in the Northwest means that many local elements are potentially conspiring against our view, including overcast skies, a bright moon, and smoke from surrounding wildfires. This will allow fainter meteoroids (flying space rocks that are still airborne) to make visible marks overhead.

Although we won't see the comet itself, we will still witness the trail of debris left by it.

The Perseid meteor shower is a prolific meteor shower which occurs every year in mid-August.

Each year we mark time by certain events.

If you'd like a reminder, log in to your YouTube account and click "set reminder" on the feed ahead of time to receive an email 30 minutes prior to the broadcast start. During a solar eclipse, the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, casting a shadow on planet Earth.

What's great about the Perseids is they can be enjoyed during summer's warmth, unlike the often nippy nights during the Leonids of November or Geminids of December. But the sky show still warrants excitement.

Experts offer some tips to get the most out of nature's fireworks: Since Perseid meteors can be seen from any direction in the sky, viewers should pick out a dark patch of sky free of light pollution and wait for the meteors to appear. "And they've traveled billions of miles before their kamikaze run into Earth's atmosphere".

Related News:



Most liked

Everton seal hat-trick of deadline day deals
As MARCA have learned, Barcelona will be able to buy back Mina from Everton if they pay 60 million euros to the English club. Many players ticketed for new locales stayed put past Thursday's Premier League summer transfer deadline.

IAF Bombs Hamas Internal Security HQ in Northern Gaza
He added that he didn't think that an Israeli military campaign would lead to an escalation of violence on Israel's other borders. Police said they found the remnants in an open area on the outskirts of the city of Beersheba and that no one was hurt.

Hasan Minhaj's Netflix Series - Premiere Date for 'Patriot Act'
He's also beginning a 16-city North American tour, "Before the Storm", on August 11. Minhaj is departing "The Daily Show " to host the weekly Netflix program.

Internet used weekly by 89% of United Kingdom adults - ONS
In addition, for the first time the survey says that 100 per cent of households with children living in them have Internet access. Internet use itself has gone up, with 86 per cent of over-16s saying they use the internet every day.

Cam Newton, Kelvin Benjamin exchange words prior to kickoff
As fate would have it, the Panthers and Bills will meet Thursday night in Buffalo for their first preseason game . Benjamin was traded last season to Buffalo after his production declined in the aftermath of an ACL injury.

WNBA rules canceled game a forfeit by Las Vegas
The forfeit moves the Mystics to 17-11, which ties the Los Angeles Sparks for third in the league, while dropping the Aces to 12-16.

Sony’s Marvel Universe Updates: Silver and Black Splitting into Two & More
If Venom is kept at PG-13, the studio believes there will be greater leeway in having characters cross over within the films. All of this remains up in the air, but Sony seems dedicated to the success of their franchise beyond the Venom movie.

EmuParadise ROM Downloads No Longer Available to Avoid Legal Trouble
Unfortunately, it's not possible right now to do so in a way that makes everyone happy and keeps us out of trouble ... For now, it looks as though emulators are still available for download, but ROMs and ISOs are completely gone.

Discord turns retailer with beta launch of game storefront
The new features will go live today, but only in beta, and only for a random selection of 50,000 Discord users in Canada. However, the new store will be different from Steam's, which has become a platform where nearly anyone can sell a game.

Another heat warning issued for Kamloops and region
Environment Canada issued a Special Weather Advisory stating extreme heat is expected to hit most the province this week. Temperatures in and around Kamloops are expected to exceed 35°C today and will get up to around 40°C on by Thursday.

New Pokémon: Let's Go! trailer highlights Vermilion City and Team Rocket
After news broke regarding Mega Evolutions, Nintendo released a trailer showing how it works in the Let's Go games. As shown off in the new trailer, Let's Go will feature Mega forms for Charizard, Venasaur, and Blastoise.

Ben Stokes trial: Star 'could have killed man in nightclub fight'
On Wednesday, the jury was shown security camera footage of Barry allegedly grabbing Ali's groin shortly before the brawl started. Hale added: "It's the emotions of it all". "The fact I've been attacked". "Watching the video was shocking", he said.

Fortnite: Free Battle Star Location, Week 5
Finding the treasure map is really not necessary though, as players can just head straight for the hidden battle star. One of this week's challenges tasks players with hitting a golf ball from tee to green on five different holes.

Justin Bieber Gets a Haircut with Hailey Baldwin By His Side!
However, Justin finally addressed it, saying they are both perfectly fine - it was just a "bad day" among many great ones. Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were caught once again in the streets of NY getting up close and personal.

Man in overdose photo thanks God he's alive, apologizes to family
A North Smithfield Police Department spokesman said the toddler was later reunited with his mother. Police say she admitted to doing heroin just 10 minutes before she passed out in Evansville.