2017 Perseids Meteor Shower Peaks Today!

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Hungry for watching the shooting stars in the sky? The annual Perseids meteor shower peaks this weekend at night – August 12th and 13th. On Saturday night the amount of meteor activity is predicted to be the highest; moreover, the typical rate is around 80 meteors per hours! Hundreds of meteors will provide stargazers with unique entertainment of celestial fireworks display. Remember to look up tonight!

Perseids - astronomical phenomenon

What Is The Perseids Meteor Shower?

According to a Wikipedia definition, they are “prolific meteor showers associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are called so because the point from which they appear to hail (called the radiant) lies in the constellation Perseus.” Hence the name – the Perseids.

Perseids meteor shower

What Is The Best Time to See The Meteor Shower?

The Perseids will peak this year on Saturday night, August 12th and 13th.

Where to look for the Perseids meteor shower?

The Perseids can provide an eye-catching display if the sky is cloudless, of course 🙂 What is more, try to get to a rural area, in the suburbs or somewhere outside the city otherwise the spectacular show can be affected by the light pollution. If you can only rely on Internet, the best place to watch this astronomical phenomenon is Space.com website – check this link for more details!

This article contains my best photos from Cisna, Poland, and they were taken in August 2013. I hope for the good weather conditions today because I’d love to see them again! Are you going to see the display today? Please share your photos with me, I’d be more than happy to see your captures of that astronomical phenomenon from all over the world! Feel free to send me a Direct Message on Instagram, private message on my Facebook fanpage or simply email me 🙂