Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday, Sunday nights

Perseid meteor shower on Qatar sky next Sunday

Perseid meteor shower on Qatar sky next Sunday

A clear sky could make way for an incredible natural show of streaking fireball meteors and so far, (as of Friday afternoon) the forecast is looking flawless!

Astrophysicist Ethan Siegle said: "During the peak of this year's Perseids, from August 11-13, you'll have a chance to see the best meteor shower in years".

The stars are aligning for anyone interested in watching the Perseid meteor shower this weekend.

In the Astronomical League guidebook "Observe Meteors", astronomers David Levy and Stephen Edberg wrote, "We have seen Perseids coming in such rapid succession that counting and recording were hard, followed by slack periods with little activity". As they burn up the particles appear as shooting stars, creating bright streaks in the sky.

The Perseid meteors are smaller pieces, or debris, of the Swift-Tuttle comet, which was named after the astronomers who discovered it. "Moon is to set at 7.12pm Doha time", the expert added.

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Brad says the best view can be found away from city lights. According to Space.com, this year's peak will be visible both the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13.

Meteor showers are caused by dust breaking off of a comet.

You'll need to let your eyes adjust to the darkness. Because of this, meteor rates could be as high as 200 per hour. This annual occurrence is just one of the many cosmic phenomenon that we've seen this year (so far).

The Virtual Telescope Project will be streaming a view of the Perseid meteor shower on Sunday from the Castel Santa Maria in Italy's Perugia province, where the community is restoring the 16th-century church that has been damaged by several earthquakes.

The key to seeing a meteor is to take in as much sky as possible. 60 to 100 meteors are expected to be visible every hour.

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