Where to watch meteor shower in UAE next week

An observer and the spectacular appearance of our Milky Way galaxy as seen from a very dark site

The Perseids will peak this weekend between the 12th and 13th, when moonless nights will make for an especially dark sky.

The best nights to follow the fall of such meteors will be 11th, 12th and 13th of August 2018. While the Perseid meteor shower will be visible on Saturday night, the real show comes on Sunday, with peak shooting star activity happening the night of August 12 to 13.

The annual show is the result of Earth's proximity to the "gritty" debris of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, Boyle said in a release.

In 2018, the peak night of this shower will be totally free of moonlight.

Unlike other celestial sightings that require a telescope or binoculars, the best way to watch a meteor shower is with the naked eye. Half of watching a meteor shower is waiting around for them to appear.

Greater numbers of meteors are visible when the radiant is high. People can look directly overhead to see the meteors, as long as they are in a dark area without too much light pollution.

In Manitoba, the best time to see the meteors is at around 2 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Pahud said, adding any time around midnight will be good for viewing. They aren't very bright, so you have to get out of the city lights to see them.

Saquon Barkley's thrilling 39-yard rush in first National Football League carry
And he almost equaled Barkley's 43 rushing yards, coming up with 39 of his own for an average of 7.8 yards per carry. That means we'll get a chance to see No. 1 overall draft pick Baker Mayfield in action.

Air strikes kill schoolchildren in Yemen
Aid agency CARE International noted that Thursday's strike came a week after the Hodeida bombardment. Ahmed al-Mansouri, the hospital's director, condemned what he called the "massacre of children".

Head of development of chemical weapons for Assad killed in Syria, media
An Israeli government official declined to comment on reports of Asber's death when asked by Reuters . An insurgent group calling itself the Abu Amara Brigades claimed responsibility for the operation.

Bill Cooke - NASA meteor expertHow many meteors will we see?

Some meteors will appear lower in the sky as soon as it's fully dark out-around 9:30 p.m. local time.

As the night nears dawn, Cooke says viewers can expect to see a meteor every minute or so, which is about standard for the Perseids.

Plus, it's good to give your eyes time to adjust; your peepers can take around 15 to 20 minutes to get used to the dark.

Perhaps you might remember an wonderful meteor show back in the early 1990s? If you're serious about your stargazing, allow ample time for this beforehand.

Part of the reason the Perseids really sizzle in the summer sky in the northern hemisphere isn't the seasonal heat, but rather their speed, which can be almost 60 kilometers per second (134,000 miles per hour). Stargazers won't need to look at any particular point in the sky to catch a glimpse of a shooting meteor.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bethenny Frankel’s Boyfriend Found Dead in His Trump Tower Apartment
Aug 11, 2018 - 02:42
Jill was a high school friend of Bethenny's , which is how Bethenny and Dennis first met. "His spirit lives on in our children. We're told the NY medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death, although it is believed drugs were involved.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben stresses the importance of keeping Jerome Boateng
Aug 11, 2018 - 02:33
There are reports that there are negotiations going on behind the scenes between Boateng's management and PSG. Pundits say Boateng is very interested in joining PSG and has rejected an offer made by Manchester United.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Manchester United vs. Leicester City - Football Match Report
Aug 11, 2018 - 02:01
The Premier League season kicks off tonight when United host Leicester City and all eyes will be on Mourinho . The talented young Belgian spent last season on loan at Valencia and got the surprise start in this one.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Koreas prepare for summit as North asks USA to ease sanctions
Aug 11, 2018 - 02:01
Despite burgeoning diplomatic efforts to disarm North Korea, the global community has maintained maximum pressure on the North. According to the website , the plan has been rejected by North Korean negotiators multiple times over the past two months.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Carolina Panthers: Top players to watch against Buffalo Bills
Aug 11, 2018 - 01:37
However, the players will finally get a chance for live action as they face the Buffalo Bills in the first preseason game. However, Benjamin was not interested in listening to what Newton had to say.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Omarosa Claims Donald Trump Used N-Word On ‘Apprentice’-Era Tape
Aug 11, 2018 - 01:19
Another White House official confirmed that Manigault Newman brought Cohen into the White House and was later rebuked for it. It said she would do "diversity outreach", among other things, for the campaign, according to her account.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How to Get the Best Price On a Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Aug 10, 2018 - 22:54
But if you have sensitive business data that employees are carrying with them everywhere, you'll want a bit of extra protection. Then there's the storage increase: you can now get 512GB of internal storage, along with another 512GB through a microSD card.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mina, Gomes deals confirmed as Everton complete Barca raid
Aug 10, 2018 - 22:54
Meanwhile, Lucas Digne left Barça to sign for Everton earlier in the summer. Barcelona confirmed defender Yerry Mina has signed for Everton .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England name batsman Ollie Pope, all-rounder Woakes in squad for 2nd Test
Aug 10, 2018 - 22:12
England unsurprisingly called up all-rounder Chris Woakes in Stokes's place Sunday. "I've played with since we were 14, 15". England lead the five-match series 1-0 after a 31-run victory in the first Test at Edgbaston last week.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Idris Elba is close to finally winning the role of James Bond
Aug 10, 2018 - 22:09
The Hollywood chief, 58, told an industry pal "it is time" for the famous spy to be played by a black actor. However, Elba once insisted that no one is genuinely considering him to play 007.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rand Paul Secures DC Meeting With Russian Delegation
Aug 09, 2018 - 10:11
Trump has repeatedly said he wants to improve relations with Russian Federation , which are severely strained. The senator and other members of Congress are now in Moscow meeting with government officials.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Zionist Jets Strike Palestinian Youths Flying Flaming Kites, Balloons Towards Israel
Aug 09, 2018 - 09:22
The Israel Defense Forces confirmed in a statement that an aircraft fired at the group in the northern Gaza Strip. Senior PLO official Ahmed Majdalani said any agreement with Israel should not be limited to "Hamas".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top SpaceX booster flies again with Indonesia satellite
Aug 09, 2018 - 08:42
This is the first time SpaceX has successfully reused a Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket , according to Space.com. The new satellite will replace the aging Telkom 1 satellite, which has been in operation since 1999.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nigerian security forces temporarily block lawmakers from entering parliament
Aug 08, 2018 - 03:45
He said, the "unlawful act, which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency, is condemnable and completely unacceptable". Aisha Buhari has asked politicians to operate within the guidelines of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Salon staff beat customer with brooms after she refuses to pay
Aug 08, 2018 - 02:53
Police later charged Huiyue Zheng , 32 of Brooklyn , with assault, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and harrassment. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)?" implying that the salon's Asian employees might be undocumented immigrants.