Perseid meteor shower: Why this year’s display will be extra special

THE most dramatic meteor shower of the year is set to be even more special thanks to the Moon.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak this weekend between the night of Saturday, August 11, and the morning of Monday, August 13.

It’s one of the brightest and most active meteor showers in the lunar calendar – and stargazers have a chance to witness between 60 or 70 meteors every hour. 

This year the display is set to be even more spectacular because the Moon won’t be spoiling the view.

When this year’s show peaks on the nights of August 11...
source: Daily Star

2018-08-10 13:23
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