Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month

Cristina Cross
August 9, 2018

If you intend to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower this year, be sure to watch between midnight and dawn. And conditions for viewing the meteors will be next to ideal this year.

The Perseids are dust and debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle, AccuWeather explains.

The Perseids are an annual meteor shower that peaks in early-to-late August.

When is the best time to see the meteor shower?

You might be able to catch a handful or maybe even a dozen meteors per hour in the weeknights leading up to the main event that will coincide roughly with the new moon (meaning the moon is absent from the night sky) on Saturday evening. "The Perseids will put on a great show".

According to Space, this August during the peak, there should be about 60 to 70 meteors per hour, although previous year saw about 80 an hour.

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The Perseid meteors are the cosmic debris and rubble left behind in the orbital path of Comet Swift-Tuttle as it barrels around the solar system. Nope! Although the peaks are the best times (as long as there's no moonlight), annual meteor showers typically last weeks, not days... building up gradually and then falling off rapidly.

But there is no need to search for the constellation because the shooting star will zoom across the sky in ever direction conceivable.

Active Junky, which is also the sister site of Space.com, has provided a list of the nation's top cities, and the best places they can go to watch the meteor show. "As long as you have clear skies and you're away from the city, you should have a good show".

If you'd rather watch the Perseid meteor shower from the comfort of your own home, the Virtual Telescope Project is live broadcasting the shower from scenic Castel Santa Maria, Italy, beginning at 4:30 p.m. EST on August 12. Venus will be the first to appear after the sun sets and will be best viewed on the western horizon at around 9:30 p.m. local time. Mars and Saturn will also be visible at different points.

In 2018, the peak night of this shower will be totally free of moonlight.

This weekend's show is expected to be particularly spectacular.

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