Perseid meteor shower returns this week, Friday is the best day to spot them

Photo: Nasa
Photo: Nasa

This week it is again time for star gazers to find a clear spot and watch the skies as the Perseids meteor shower returns.

The peak of this year’s show will feature 50 to 65 shooting stars per hour and takes place at around 3am on Friday morning. The peak will take place just four days after the new moon, so the skies will be dark and that means better visibility.

Weather bureau Weerplaza said on Monday it is expecting clear skies with some cloud at times on the evenings in question, so conditions could be perfect.

The Perseids, associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle, can be seen every year around August 13. They take their name the point they appear to originate, in constellation of Perseus.

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