Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?

This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

However, the Perseids meteor shower is so bright that it is actually visible through lightly polluted skies. The bugs have calmed down, weather is ideal, you'll have a meteor shower to watch and the fire ban has been lifted at Algonquin Park.

Here is our guide to the must-see meteor showers of 2018 - including the spectacular Perseids shower which will peak this weekend - as well as where and how to see them.

The Perseid meteor shower can be seen with the naked eye from places without light and environment pollution (clear sky), and darker places, from midnight to dawn. The shower got its name from the fact that the meteors seem to come from a single point in the constellation Perseus. When the Earth approaches the stream of debris, the Perseid meteor shower appears. "Moon is to set at 7.12pm Doha time", the expert added. For the best viewing, make sure you get away from city lights.

It's perhaps the easiest meteor shower for casual sky-watchers to see, given the bearable temperatures of August evenings, Henderson said. The ice and dust from that field then burn up in our atmosphere, creating the meteor shower. Because of this, meteor rates could be as high as 200 per hour. 60 to 100 meteors are expected to be visible every hour.

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You'll need to let your eyes adjust to the darkness. Smoke from the California wildfires that now covers parts of the western US may create hazy sky conditions capable of significantly dimming bright stars - and bright meteors. No special equipment is needed, but if you want the best view, it helps to be as far from artificial light as possible.

This is classified as an outburst rather than a meteor shower.

Skies will be clear enough both of the nights this weekend to see them.

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