Ladies and gentleman, prepare yourself for the Perseid meteor shower, the most watched event of this type. The hot date will be on Friday, Aug 11 and we heard that it will be bigger and better than what we had seen in a long time. Scientists said that more than 200 meteors an hour are expected,while we were used with only 80. This outburst could mean much fun for the kids who will watch, but also for every human who is passionate regarding this matter.
- The Perseid meteor shower is the biggest event of this type and is taking place every year.
- If you want to watch it get out of your town, bring blankets and enjoy this wonderful show.
If you are interested in watching this particular unique show, you should know that the best time to view it is after the first quarter moon sets, about 1 a.m. The Perseid meteor shower can sometimes be seen also at daytime, but if you want a wonderful view, you should wait for the night when the bright meteors become more visible.
It seems that the astronomical society has not planned anything by now because they do not have to. Larry Clifford, the president of the Fort Wyne Astronomical Society assured us that there is no use for a telescope. Of course, there are some pieces of advice you should pay attention to if you want to see the show better. The most important one is to get out the town, especially if you are staying in a big city, near shopping areas. Pollution will take you any chance to see the Perseid meteor shower as good as you want to.
The perfect place is where no city lights can be seen. You just have to bring a blanket or a lounge chair, lie there and enjoy the show. The Perseus constellation can be seen generally in the north so there you should look more. A good place to watch is in the Jefferson Township Park , where the Fort Wyne Astronomical Society is having their observatory. The park can be visited at any hour and there is no much pollution either.
Clifford also advised to turn off your cellphones and bring mosquito repellent. Leave technology behind from some hours and enjoy the Perseid meteor shower, the magic event that happens once a year.
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