Where to watch meteor shower in UAE next week

Where to watch meteor shower in UAE next week

One of the best meteor showers of the year peaks this weekend, and with any luck, you should be able to catch at least a few of the shooting stars for yourself.

"Preparations have been finalised where visitors can lay back and relax to watch the complete Perseid Meteor Shower from our desert Majlis setting, without the need or use of any special equipment or telescopes, though visitors are free to choose whether or not to bring one", said Alsuwaidi. And conditions for viewing the meteors will be next to flawless this year.

So if you're lucky enough to have a chance of catching the Perseid meteor shower, it sounds like you'll be in for a spectacular night of skywatching.

The Perseid meteor shower peak happens from August 11-13 with the night of August 12-13 expected to be the best time to watch, according to Faherty.

Every year, the Perseids light up the skies when Earth passes through the debris tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet, which travels a 133-year-orbit of the sun.

"Comets are spectacular and attractive and take months to go across the sky but every time they go near the sun they are melted down a little bit".

The Perseid shower is named after the constellation of Perseus.

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Last year's shower was especially active, delivering up to 150 meteors an hour expected at its height, and while this year the shooting stars won't be quite as regular, stargazers can still expect to see around 70 of them an hour.

The fall of the meteors will be at a rate of 80 meteors per hour and a 60 km/second speed.

A tent stands out against the starlit sky during the Perseid meteor shower on August 14, 2016 in Terlingua, Texas. If you're south of Brisbane don't worry, you can still view the event on a clear night, try head away from the city lights into a darker area.

If you want a better view by getting away from light pollution, there will be a Night Walk 8-10 p.m. Saturday at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, where its $3 per vehicle.

There's a unique opportunity to watch what may look like shooting stars putting on a show this weekend.

As the particles, ranging in size from a grain of sand to a pea, hit the Earth's atmosphere at 37 miles per second, they burn up and streak across the sky.

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