It is going to be very exciting time for sky watchers. Perseid meteor shower 2013 peak time will be on 12, 13 August [VIDEO]
Perseid meteor showers have started illuminating the skies across the world and as the month progresses, they will also start becoming more and more visible as intensity will be growing in the days ahead. For millions and millions of people who love to watch meteors, this is going to be the best occasion when they can go out and watch meteors fall from the sky like breaking stars.
Though most of the meteors falling on the earth are not very bright, but there are couple of meteors every hour that are so bright that it look like a star is actually falling on earth.
And because of the fact that Perseid meteors continue to fall over a period of around two weeks there are higher chances that you will be able to catch them on a night that suits you. But if you want to watch them in full glory, you will have to leave the comfort of your homes behind and move to some secluded place in the outskirts of the city to get a good glimpse of the falling meteors.
The perseid meteors are very important for sky-watchers as the event that usually starts from the latter half of July usually goes well into August. however it is around mid-August, usually termed as the meteor viewing season, when the meteor shower is in its full glory. This year the peak nights are earmarked for August 11 and August 12. On these nights, the moon would be setting before midnight which would provide dark sky to the meteor observers. It is also the time when maximum number of meteoroids per hour can be seen.
Reports suggest that this year’s perseid meteors will be very impressive. The sky watchers can also take advantage of some of the special deep-sky sights during the peak of the 2013 Perseid Meteor Shower this August at around 4 a.m., when Jupiter and Mars rise above the northeastern horizon. At that time, meteor enthusiasts can spot, above the northeastern treetops, the Perseid Meteor Shower’s namesake constellation, Perseus, where the famous Double Cluster can be viewed with a pair of binoculars.