STERNEGUER regard the Perseid meteor shower as one of the highlights of the stargazing calendar.
If you’ve always wanted to wish for a shooting star, then the Perseid meteor shower is the perfect time to do so – and we’ve got everything you need to know.
Where to See Perseid Meteor Showers?
With up to 150 shooting stars shooting through the sky every hour, it’s one of the brightest and most active showers of the year.
This well-known astronomical event can be seen between July and August each year – with some nights being brighter than others when the shower is at its peak.
And it can be seen all over the UK – all you have to do is get out there and see what you can see in the night sky.
You don’t have to go to a dark place or a specific spot for stargazing – just make sure you find an area with little artificial light.
Once you find your best vantage point, look for Perseid meteors at an elevation of about 60° in any direction.
Now you can sit back and look up – ready for a sky full of captivating lights.
When is the Perseid Meteor Shower in 2022?
The Perseid meteor shower is active between August 17, 2022 and August 24, 2022.
However, on Friday 12 August 2022 the rain will reach its peak this year.
The ad is caused by the Earth crashing into the debris left behind by Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle.
And the meteors appear to be coming from the constellation Perseus – located in the northern sky and named after the Greek mythological hero Perseus.
What is the best time to see Perseid meteor showers?
If you plan on seeing this spectacular burst in the sky, then the best time to see the Perseids is when the sky is at its darkest.
This means stargazing in the UK should take place between midnight and around 5:30am.
However, according to the Royal Observatory: “The Perseid radiant is pretty much always above the horizon as seen from the UK, which means observers in the UK should be able to see some meteors once the sun goes down.
“That’s why it’s worth looking up in the early evening.”
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