The 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Soon: Here's What to Expect

  • The 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Soon: Here's What to Expect

The 2019 Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Soon: Here's What to Expect

This year, the Perseid meteor shower started on the 17July and will end around the 24August.

"This year's shower has unfortunate circumstance of having a full Moon right at the shower peak, reducing the meteor rates from over 60 per hour down to 15-20 per hour", NASA said.

According to The Weather Network, viewing might be a little more hard thanks to the full moon expected right during the meteor shower's peak. The Perseids and Alpha Capricornids are now active, and early this week, a fireball meteor was visible streaking across the night sky over New England. The best time for viewing will be just before dawn, or roughly between 2 to 5 am Monday night/Tuesday morning.

The event is scheduled for 10-11 p.m. Participants are asked to meet at the ranch ball field with a blanket or chair, and to dress for the weather.

This week, the earth passes through a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower.

Following these helpful tips and being sure to avoid light as much as possible will get you a ticket to one of the best shows of the year.

If you've got binoculars or a small telescope, you might spot Jupiter and some of its moons. There will still be meteors streaking across the sky when night falls, but you may not see as many.

Once the shooting stars break out into the night sky, they will fire off in all sorts of directions. Meteors are usually the debris that comets shed while orbiting around the sun.

The Perseid Meteor Shower will soon light up the night sky over Long Island.

Where do the Perseids come from? . When these pieces collide with our atmosphere at speeds of 37 miles (60 km) per second, friction with the atmosphere cooks them to white hot, so they produce an incandescent trail of ionized gas in their wake, creating the effect of a shooting star. But we won't have to worry about Swift-Tuttle hitting Earth.

But do not worry if you can not find the shower's namesake radiant - the Perseids will fly in all directions. Some warm food and drink will also help keep you comfortable.