People will be able to witness Perseid meteor shower tonight and it will be a great sight in the sky. But it is important to remember that this can only be witnessed from a place, which is open and where the sky is dark. Being under the open sky can provide a great opportunity to witness a great show in the sky.
The Perseid meteor shower will be offering a great viewing experience and it will reach its peak on August 13 early in the morning. For people who were hoping that the northern lights will offer a great viewing experience, this will come as a consolation.
But experts feel that the celestial experience will only be experienced if the sky is clear during the night. Many astronomers are claiming that more than 60 meteors may be visible after every one hour after the sunset on August 12.
The Perseid meteor shower is caused by the comet Swift-Tuttle and it passes Earth closely after a period of every 133-135 years. Some astronomers are also speculating that the comet may wipe out planet Earth in the future.
Experts have stressed that the best time to enjoy the meteor show will be from Wednesday night till the early morning hours of August 13. People who want to see this show can see it easily from their telescopes.