Perseid meteor shower 2015 August 11: How to watch online and peak time
Perseid meteor shower is all set to begin tonight and the sky watchers are feeling excited to watch the celestial lights to fall from the sky.
The space light is all set to begin to fall from the sky beginning tonight across the Northern Hemisphere. Though it is still a few days when the perseid meteor will peak, nonetheless the skywatchers are feeling excited as the much awaited meteors will start to fall.
There is no denying the fact that the best meteor shower of the year has always something special as far as sky-watchers are concerned. The perseid meteor shower are going to be visible on the nights of August 9 â€“ 13.
As far as the perseid meteor showerâ€™s best viewing time of is concerned, you will have to be before dawn (when the sun comes up) and the mornings of August 11, 12, 13 and 14 are your best chances. When at peak, there are normally 50 to 75 meteors per hour, the best morning looks to be around August 13.
There is no denying the fact that Perseid meteor shower has been observed for about 2,000 years, with the earliest information on this meteor shower coming from the Far East even as some staunch Catholics refer to the Perseids as the â€œtears of St. Lawrenceâ€, since 10 August is the date of that saintâ€™s martyrdom. The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between 9 and 14 August, depending on the particular location of the stream. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour. They can be seen all across the sky, but because of the path of Swift-Tuttleâ€™s orbit, Perseids are primarily visible in the northern hemisphere. You can watch it live on Slooh.Com. So donâ€™t miss it tonight.