The comet Swift-Tuttle is the largest object that repeatedly passes earth. The peak will be from 9.00 pm on Sunday 12th August to 4.30 am on Monday 13th August. While the giant planet never passes directly through Comet Swift-Tuttle's dusty remains like the Earth does, Jupiter is so massive that even coming within a few hundred million miles of the dust cloud is close enough to alter the cloud's path. When this debris burns up in Earth's atmosphere every summer, we call it the Perseid meteor shower. This year, the Perseids will peak at 50-70 meteors per hour.
"Preparations have been finalised where visitors can lay back and relax to watch the complete Perseid Meteor Shower from our desert Majlis setting, without the need or use of any special equipment or telescopes, though visitors are free to choose whether or not to bring one", said Alsuwaidi. The best time to see the meteor shower's peak locally is late Sunday night / very early Monday morning.
To make the best of the meteors, observers should avoid built-up areas and try to find an unobstructed view to the east.
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Why is it considered the best of the year?
Patience is also a virtue, with shooting stars tending to appear in clusters, followed by a lull.
The shower that we see from Earth is the little bits of ice and dust - that are usually no bigger than a pea - hitting the Earth's atmosphere at a staggering 134,000 miles per hour.
You will be in for a treat as this means roughly one per minute. "You should be able to see some meteors from July 17 to August 24, with the rates increasing during the weeks before August 12 and decreasing after the 13th", NASA said in a skywatching video.More news: Mazda, Yamaha, Suzuki say they used fake vehicle emissions data
If you want a better view by getting away from light pollution, there will be a Night Walk 8-10 p.m. Saturday at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, where its $3 per vehicle.
The good news is you will be able to see them with the naked eye.
Dim meteors appear as a momentary flash of light while the brighter ones leave a glowing streak.More news: Persied meteor shower peaks this weekend