Perseid meteor shower treat possible for Singapore stargazers this weekend

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Most sky watchers are already looking forward to the upcoming Perseid meteor shower display, which is expected to peak on August 12, especially since reports of it being "the brightest shower in recorded human history" have surfaced, but the National Aeronautics and Space Administration begs to disagree.

He said that at the peak of the meteor shower at 1.30am on Sunday, one would be able to see between 80 and 100 meteors an hour.

The peak time for the shower is expected on Friday and Saturday night, according to Space.com.

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The meteor shower happens as the Earth passes through debris left behind from the comet Swift-Tuttle every August. We call them the Perseids because they appear to come out of the constellation Perseus to us here on Earth. "We see bright streaks of light across the sky, known as meteor showers". Look just east of north to see the source area of the meteors.

There is going to be a meteor shower on 12th of August, 2017. This moonlight will cause the faint meteors to go unseen, dropping the rates to around 40 to 50 meteors per hour.

Look up! The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower is peaking this weekend over the Heartland.

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The moon will be more than half-full, in a so-called gibbous phase, which means its light will spoil stargazers' view in a similar way to that of urban light pollution. Of course, the pesky moon will be in the way at that time, so you might want to check out the skies before midnight on both nights. They occur with warm, summer nighttime weather. Under bright moon conditions, Chester suggests looking for meteors in the early morning hours when the constellation will be high in the northeast. Try to be patient and keep a close eye on the sky and you'll probably get to make more than one wish on one of the meteors/shooting stars.

Northeast Ohioans, whether you've found the flawless, dark, secluded spot to head to for watching the meteor shower, might run into some clouds blocking the view.

The comet orbits the sun every 135 years. Try and watch when there's a clear sky in your part of the world; if it's a very cloudless night, that plays in your favor.

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"It's a good time to grab the kids and the grandkids...get out of the way of the city a bit and catch the meteors", Henderson said.

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