The most spectacular summer rain of the Perseid shooting stars will peak again this year in the heart of August, especially on the night of Wednesday 10 August and Thursday 11/08.
What is often called a starfall is actually a meteor shower. Every summer, the Earth passes through the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which is composed of dust and particles. Once in the atmosphere of our planet, they heat up and quickly burn out, leaving bright flickering flares. When viewed from the surface of the Earth, it seems that the epicenter of the “shooting stars” is concentrated in the region of the constellation Perseus, so the stream was named after the hero of Greek myths.
Shooting stars are fast and bright, usually with long fiery tails. According to NASA, the Perseids produce more bright meteors than any other such phenomenon. Their record was set in 1993, when about 300 meteors were recorded per hour, while the average is usually recorded from 50 to 60 per hour. This year the sky will be quite dark and suitable for observing.
They appear in almost all parts of the sky, although they mainly come from the northeast, from the region of the constellation Perseus, from where they got their name. Meteors begin to fall occasionally from about July 17, their flow gradually thickens and lasts almost until August 24. The “show” begins shortly after sunset, but the closer the time of sunset, the more likely it is to see with the naked eye specific “shooting stars” anywhere in the sky.
To see the starfall clearly enough, you should go to nature, away from the city lights. The Perseid Starfall is believed to have tremendous strength this year due to its high intensity. Therefore, the night from 10 to 11 August is worth watching. Pre-“stock up on desires” and feel free to make them when you see a falling meteor.