The Perseids Meteor Shower 2017 Falls Victim To Fake News

The Perseids Meteor Shower 2017 Falls Victim To Fake News

The Perseids Meteor Shower 2017 Falls Victim To Fake News

Earth passes through the Comet Swift-Tuttle's path between July 17 and August 24 and our planet passes through the dustiest, most dense area on Saturday, which allows viewers to see the most meteors in the shortest time, Stunder explained.

"Saturday night into Sunday night, things do look better, and you'll be able to see maybe upwards of 50 meteors throughout the night", LaPoint said.

You don't require a telescope or any special instrument as Perseid meteor shower will be visible to naked eye.

The Perseid Meteor Shower takes place annually from July 17 to August 24, when the Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Swift-Tuttle and debris from the comet pierce the Earth's atmosphere at 130,000 miles per hour. In his The Sky This Week, he said where the meteors appear to emanate - in the constellation Perseus - which rises in the eastern sky late in the evening.

A meteor's course can go anywhere in the sky but when you see it they will all seem to originate from the same place the shooting stars tails will all point back to the same spot in the sky.

Robin Scagell, vice president of the Society for Popular Astronomy, said: "We can look forward to a decent display, even though they aren't going to be raining down from the sky".

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A meteor shower called the Perseids will peak this weekend.

"This is not much better than a full moon and will certainly pose a challenge in viewing the Perseids this year". The annual event can be considered as one of the best meteor showers. The moon won't set during the night time, so there's no way around the light pollution it will give off. Try to be patient and keep a close eye on the sky and you'll probably get to make more than one wish on one of the meteors/shooting stars.

Around 10-20 meteors should fall per hour.

But don't despair. "T$3 he good news is that the Perseids are rich in fireballs; otherwise the moon would really mess with them", Cooke tells Lewin.

Californians and those in the West will likely have the best view of the show, according to the Weather Channel, with clear skies predicted during the shower's peak.

He noted that Comet SwiftTuttle is the source of Perseid as astronomers discovered that it leaves a river of dust around the sun as it approaches it every 130 years.

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