Perseid meteor shower: Incredible timelapse shows 300 shooting stars an hour

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With the moon in a new phase, the sky will remain exceptionally dark when between 70 and 150 meteors per hour may be seen, depending on one's viewing location. This picture, taking in the Milky Way, was taken in Tannourine, LebanonJOSEPH EID/AFP/GETTY IMAGESA girl in Kozjak settles in for the long haul.

Yet, light pollution in towns and cities can prevent optimum viewing conditions, and reduce the visibility of the shooting stars.

The meteors can be traced to the Perseus constellation, from which they get their name, which will climb in the northeastern sky as the evening passes. "It is really cool when you think about this as you see the these meteors falling from the sky", remarks Dr Quanzhi Ye, a planetary scientist based at California Institute of Technology, USA.

"The Perseid meteor shower is spectacular".

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And experts have advised the best place to watch the stunning show will be at open areas, away from street lights.

Google Labeled for Reuse Perseid Meteor Shower 2018 Live Stream. This year the moon is only a crescent and sets before midnight making the sky even darker.

Greater numbers of meteors are visible when the radiant is high. Scientists from NASA also said that camping out in the country can triple the amount of visible meteors.

Perseids is one of the most popular and easy to see showers, as Quadrantids are known for short and unpredictable peak, and Geminids can be challenging to catch due to the cold weather. The bugs have calmed down, weather is flawless, you'll have a meteor shower to watch and the fire ban has been lifted at Algonquin Park.

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