Over the weekend, residents of the Northern hemisphere will see Perseid meteor shower
This year’s observations may prevent waning Moon.
Moscow. August 12. INTERFAX.RU — the Peak of the meteor shower the Perseids will be visible on the night of 13 August, informs “bi-Bi-si”.
The Perseids is a meteor shower, which appears annually in August from the constellation Perseus. It occurs when the Earth is in its path is found with particles of ice, dust and rock ejected into interstellar space when approaching the Sun the comet swift — Tuttle. These particles penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere at a speed of over 150 km/h and burn it.
In turn, the Moscow planetarium, recalls that on the night of 13 August 2017 in the sky will Shine with the waning Moon, which may slightly interfere with the observations. However, it is noted that in cloudless weather of the inhabitants of the European part of Russia features a beautiful astronomical sight: the year 2017 is expected from 100 to 150 meteors per hour.
For observation of meteor rain do not need any astronomical instruments, so the night to enjoy the starry spectacle can be anyone.