Don’t you feel lucky when you observe the meteor showers? Well, our magnificent planet Earth offers specific instances wherein you can observe the spectacular meteor showers to mark the most memorable moments of your life. In recent times, there is a great hype about the Perseid Meteor Shower. Wish to know more about it? Read on.
Irrespective of where in the globe you might be living in, the latest 2018 Perseid Meteor Showers have been expected to have generated the maximum number of meteor showers in the early mornings of the mid-August. In the dark, moonless sky, the annual meteor showers were known for producing somewhere around 50 meteors on an hourly basis –sometimes even more. To top it all, this time there was no moonlight to spoil the majestic show.
On the top half of the planet, the August Perseids represents a spectactular display that many find to be the best around. It occurs toward the end of the summer and is best viewed from a dark place for full effect. As such, there could be nothing more luxurious than watching the spectacular summer-time natural beauty in the coolness of the dark night.
People tend to remain more focused on the peak mornings for witnessing the meteor showers. However, the meteor showers during the annual showers –which might come from the steam of debris that is left behind by the comets in space –tend to typically last for several weeks, and not days. The Perseid meteor showers have been striking the skies since the period of July 2017. As such, the meteor showers yet again happened this year on the early mornings of the month of August. Moreover, the Perseid meteor showers tend to build up gradually.
When & How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Showers 2018?
The best time to watch the magnificent Perseid meteor showers is between the time of midnight & dawn. The best skies for watching the meteor showers are considered the ones that are far from the city lights & pollution. To top it all, if the sky is moon-free, it can only enhance your meteor-watching experience.
In any typical year, though the number of meteor showers tends to increase after the period of midnight, the Perseid meteors are known to start rising in number at mid-to-late evening period from the northerly latitudes. Make the most of your time by witnessing the classic meteor showers that nature has to offer.