Published: Thu, August 10, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

A Massive Meteor Shower Will Be Visible Over Montreal This Week

A Massive Meteor Shower Will Be Visible Over Montreal This Week

The Perseids happen when Earth hits a belt of debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle on its elongated, 133-year orbit around the Sun.

NASA says the shower officially peaks at 1 p.m. EST on August 12, but your best bet to see a few meteors will be the predawn hours of August 12.

Qatar's skies will witness a attractive astronomical event as Perseid meteor shower will be visible to naked eyes on Friday with more than 100 meteors possibly seen per hour.

But that hasn't kept it from becoming yet another casualty of fake news.

Space.com says that all you need to catch the meteor shower is some darkness and "a bit of patience".

The meteors will appear to come from the direction of the Perseus constellation in the north-eastern part of the sky, although they should be visible from any point.

When you're away from the lights of a big city, it's easier to spot the shooting stars against the dark sky. Several sources include the added imperative that, regardless of your age, it is probably the last chance to see anything that even comes close, meteor-wise.

Bill Cooke is trying to set the record straight.

The usual rate for the Perseid shower is about 50 or so meteors an hour, but in some years, the number can reach around 150 per hour.

In space, pieces of debris are called "meteoroids".

Many scientists regard this as one of the most exciting astronomical occurrences of the year as around 80 meteors fall per hour.

"Lots of people head out to their hammocks or sprawl out on a sandy beach or grassy lawn, talk quietly, check their phones, and share a few laughs to the shower's paired rhythms - spells of sweet languor punctuated by sudden bursts of meteoric excitement".

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