All You Need to Know About the Perseids

Where does the Perseid meteor shower come from?

When is the Perseid meteor shower?

How to see the Perseid meteor shower?

  • Start looking for meteors when the sky goes dark, before the Moon rises. Considering the Moon’s position in the skies, the best time for meteors observation will be several days after the peak.
  • Find out the radiant’s position in the skies; the higher it climbs, the more meteors you’re likely to see. Radiant is easy to find with the help of Star Walk 2 app.
  • Find an open place with the dark sky, away from the city lights: there are ten times fewer meteors visible in the city. An even better option would be to go up in the mountains, where haze and clouds are below the observer.
  • Give this breathtaking event at least an hour of your time to see as many meteors as possible.
  • Bring a deck chair or a camp-cot to lie on. You can also use a mat, but your head needs to be raised so that the blood doesn’t rush there. Otherwise, you’ll start to feel sleepy very soon.
  • Don’t look directly at the radiant, as there will be mostly short meteors.
  • Don’t look low above the horizon either — there might be haze or clouds.
  • Don’t make a fire or turn on bright flashlights. The bright light won’t allow your eyes to adapt to the darkness so you won’t be able to see a significant part of meteors. Better bring a flashlight with a red light instead — this light is more comfortable in the nighttime.
  • Don’t gaze up for 1 hour straight, make 5–10 minutes breaks. This way you’ll be able to stay focused and give your eyes a rest.




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