Just a reminder that these expectant numbers are predictions for the best viewing circumstances. Ie. far away from light pollution [towns, cities, etc.], and are best achieved if you stay out all night to get the full effect. Also, it takes about half an hour for your eyes to fully adjust to the night sky so you can see all the stars, planets, and the Perseids themselves. Because of this, everyone should get outside and settled about fourty-five minutes before you plan on starting to watch this awesome meteor shower. That way your eyes will be fully adjusted once you’re ready to start watching!
“These swift-moving meteors start to streak across the nighttime sky by mid to late evening. As evening deepens into late night, the number of meteors starts to increase. The intensity picks up all the more after midnight, and the greatest numbers of meteors typically bombard the sky in the dark hours just before dawn. At mid-northern latitudes, you may see as many as 50 Perseid meteors per hour.
Appreciably south of the equator, the count will be less – perhaps 10 to 15 meteors per hour. Also, at southerly latitudes, the first Perseids probably won’t appear until midnight or the wee hours of the morning. That’s because the constellation Perseus – the radiant point for the Perseid meteors – is a far northern constellation. Perseus rises earlier in the evening and climbs higher in the sky at northerly latitudes.” [x]
Where ever you are, you should be able to catch some of the meteor shower if you go out on these nights/early mornings & look up. You can learn more specifics here. Happy skywatching!
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