How Best to Watch Perseid Meteor Shower Over Connecticut

Perseids meteor shower peaks 13 August brings best odds to spot shooting star in 2019

Perseids meteor shower peaks 13 August brings best odds to spot shooting star in 2019

The shower is generated by debris from Comet 109 P Swift Tuttle.

It is called the Perseids because the meteors seem to originate from the constellation of Perseus.

An outburst of Perseid meteors lights up the sky in August 2009 in this time-lapse image.

"It takes about 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark, and the longer you wait outside, the more you'll see", the space website reported. Eastern Oregon will suit that better than the northwest portion of the state.

A display of celestial fireworks is set to peak late tonight as the Earth flies through a cloud of cometary dust.

"Meteors can generally be seen all over the sky so don't worry about looking in any particular direction".

While you're waiting for the live stream to begin, check out a time lapse of last year's Perseid Meteor Shower below, courtesy of Everyday Airline Pilot's YouTube page.

You're unlikely to catch more than a few sporadic shooting stars during twilight, before about 10 p.m. We see them as bright streaks across the night sky and name them shooting stars, intense streaks of light across the night sky.

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When a piece of debris strikes the outer atmosphere about 60 miles high, friction causes it to burn up.

"The Perseids are most active after midnight through daybreak".

Don't worry, however. While the shower its at its peak tonight, the meteors are numerous and bright enough to be seen throughout the next few nights if the conditions are favorable.

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

If possible, go out beyond city lights to the darkest place possible.

One astronomical event dominates all others this week. This means the Moon's brightness will affect the visibility of the Perseids.

The Perseid meteor shower, described by Nasa as "one of the best meteor showers of the year", was due on Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning.

According to the museum, the best time to observe the Perseids, one of the three biggest annual meteor showers, is from 2 a.m. until just before dawn on Wednesday (Aug. 14). The showers are often made up of 50 to 100 meteors per hour.

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