Canadian skies will be putting on a show all week across Canada. The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the most incredible celestial displays out there, so be sure not to miss it.
NASA says that the Perseids peak in the middle of August, leaving long ‘wakes’ of light and color behind them. These meteors are bright and vast, and there’s lots of them, too!
Expect between 50 and 100 meteors each hour during the peak of this celestial event.
This particular meteor shower, according to NASA, is known for its fireballs, which are big explosions of color and light lasting longer than your typical meteor shower.
Tonight, August 11 and tomorrow night, August 12 are the peak of the Perseids meteor shower, but will continue to be active until August 24.
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It is possible to enjoy some meteors starting at around 10 PM on both nights but the real show is a couple of hours before dawn.
Watch the video on the Perseid meteor shower peaking in Canada this week…
Unfortunately, the moon isn’t fully cooperating, as it is in its last quarter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t see the Perseids.
Your best bet is to head out of the downtown core and as far away from light pollution as you possibly can. Read more…