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Meteor shower dazzles PH skies this weekend

Meteor shower dazzles PH skies this weekend

When it comes to astronomical events, this year's annual Perseid meteor shower is in serious danger of being, shall we say, eclipsed.

Those hoping to catch a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower at its peak Friday night might want to stay indoors.

And previously, Jassim Lari of the Qatar Astronomy Club recommended heading to any dark location in the country to observe the meteor shower. It will be the clearest meteors shower seen in over a hundred year, Saadoun said yesterday.

Rumors have been flying around online that we're set for "the brightest shower in recorded human history". Peak viewing will be Friday night, early Saturday, Saturday night and early Sunday.

THE most popular meteor shower of the year is taking place this weekend, and you can get a front-row seat (.well, almost).

Between 11pm and 3am is when the action should take place, with the best time to spot the display at around 1am.

Next week the weather pattern remains unsettled, with clouds and a good chance for showers and storms continuing. It's a meteor shower, not the season finale of Game of Thrones.

If you watch before 11:00 pm, when the moon rises, you might get a more uninterrupted view. It will light up the night sky and some of these might even be visible during the day.

Your own worldly view will be enough as it is preferable to be able to see all of the sky at the same time so you can see more streaking fireballs that may be shooting across.

This year the Perseids can be seen between now and Thursday, August 24. "Previous year also saw an outburst of just over 200 meteors per hour".

If you don't know what a meteor shower is, well, it's when the earth passes through debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet.

The meteors radiate from the constellation Perseus, but you won't need to search for the constellation in the sky because they will streak across the sky in every direction.