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Meteor shower to be visible in Qatar

Meteor shower to be visible in Qatar

"This is not much better than a full moon and will certainly pose a challenge in viewing the Perseids this year", said the International Meteor Organization. According to Nasa, this year, the meteor shower is slated to peak between 11-13 August, making this weekend the flawless time to watch the night sky lit up by shower.

NASA says the shower officially peaks at 1 p.m. EST on August 12, but your best bet to see a few meteors will be the predawn hours of August 12. Australia isn't the best place to view the shower at the best of times, as the Perseids are largely obscured to most of Australia. "You may see one every couple minutes on average, depending on the brightness and clarity of your sky". Meteor showers are tiny dust particles, debris left over from a comet, in this case Swift-Tuttle.

It's all eyes on the skies as the Perseid meteor shower comes to Cornwall. "We see bright streaks of light across the sky, known as meteor showers". Then look for clear sky, low on the horizon.

Whetting your appetite for cosmic backyard adventure, the Perseid meteors will peak this weekend, but to see them successfully, two ingredients are required: cloudless heavens and patience.

For anyone planning to watch the Perseid meteor shower this weekend, the forecast holds some bad news.

He contiued that in 2017, NASA is expecting enhanced rates of about 150 per hour or so, but the increased number will be cancelled out by the bright moon.

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The moon, which will be three-quarters full, will make it slightly more hard to see - as will viewing from the city. That means about 86 percent of the moon will be illuminated, shining a light in the night sky that may upstage the Perseids.

What's best 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.

Visibility should still be very good the following night (12-13) but it is Friday night into Saturday morning at which it will be best.

The Perseid meteors are the most consistent and productive of the annual meteor displays, said astronomer Geoff Chester of the Naval Observatory, who explained they are usually fast and bright.

Cox recommends finding a dark spot outside, away from street or house lights, and allowing your eyes at least 30 minutes to adjust.

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