Perseids to peak Monday night into Tuesday morning

Stargazing Astronomy

Usually, they can be seen in the sky between July 17th and August 24th.

The Perseids are among the most popular meteor showers that occur yearly, according to the American Meteor Society, mostly because the warm August climate makes them ideal for viewing from the Northern Hemisphere. There will also be a couple of star parties in OR, where you can see plenty.

The meteor shower is caused by the debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle.

Perseids are named after the son of Perseus from the Greek mythology as they hail from the constellation of Perseus.

Here's how you can still watch the incredible meteor shower from your smartphone, tablet or computer. It is the most famous and active meteor shower of the year with up to 80 meteors an hour leaving long trails across the sky. Eastern Oregon will suit that better than the northwest portion of the state. The Perseids meteor shower will delight our eyes in the last month of summer as it does every year. Its bright light may wash away some meteors, making it more hard to watch. Todd said the midpoint of this range falls during the night of August 12-13 for North America. These activities will be accessible to all participants that will pay a $2 fee between 8 and 11 p.m. Meteor showers are associated with the debris from a space body, generally a comet.

The shower will be visible all over the United Kingdom, as long as the skies are clear. Schaefer says the "shooting stars" are formed from the friction of the speeding objects crossing the Earth's atmosphere... The very rare meteors that do not burn up hit the surface of the plant as meteorites.

The shower is best seen with a wide field of vision, so leave the telescope and binoculars behind!

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Watching a meteor is not, well, rocket science Todd said.

It can be seen if you are looking towards the horizon in the north-east, and be it is as dark where you are as possible, so avoid city lights (if you can).

One astronomical event dominates all others this week. "A rate of 60-70 meteors per hour, for instance, means around one meteor per minute, including faint streaks along with bright, fireball-generating ones".

The popular Perseid meteor shower is set to peak overnight between August 12 and 13, AccuWeather reports. You can go out after dark, around 9 p.m. local time, and see Perseids.

This 30-second exposure shows a meteor streaking across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 in Spruce Knob, West Virginia.

To reach L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park, take US-26 west of Portland and turn right on OR-47.

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