What if your regular, shady night turns dazzling and vivid? Well, international astronomers have confirmed that the nights of August 2018 will mark such exceptional and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for start grazers as there will be the annual Perseid meteor shower on the evening of August 12 and 13, 2017. As claimed by scientists, 12 and 13th August will be brightest-ever showering event in human history.
Nature is going to give a ravishing and exceptional visual treat to the space enthusiasts and stargazers this August as the yearly Perseid meteor shower – one of the most energetic and strongest celestial events of the year is going to light up the night skies in the coming month. The astronomical event of the annual Perseid meteor shower is one of the most stunning and exceptional meteor showers to witness each year as it can turn out more than 100 meteors or “shooting stars” within one single hour. As stated by the latest report, this year’s Perseid Meteor Shower will turn “night into day, ” and this will be a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for the stargazers.
As astronomers have confirmed, the Perseid meteor shower, this year, will be the strongest and most distinguished among all the events. The Perseids will remain active from 13th July up to 26th August 2017, while the event will reach at its peak night on 12th August and will follow till the morning. The meteors, during this period, will be thoroughly and clearly visible. The visible showers in the sky will be the remnants of comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle which will be taking multiple trips through some parts of the solar system.
Such events like shooting stars, falling in great shower previously have been noticed several times. In 1833, Abraham Lincoln wrote his experience of witnessing the shower of stars, falling to earth. However, as estimated by astronomers, the shower show of stars will not be as magnificence and exciting as 2016. Instead, the meteor showers will brook through the night skies at a more usual, hourly speed of 80 to 100.
To those unknown, Meteor shower occurs when the celestial particles bump into the atmosphere of Earth at high speeds. Once the collision happens; the particles burn up and produce a spark that is widely recognized as meteors, or, more commonly shooting stars. Every year, it takes place between the middle of July and the late of August – usually peaking over few days in the mid of August. In the night of 12th August, Saturday, the event will be at its peak point, and stargazers can witness then in naked eyes, without needing any telescope, binoculars or any type of telescopes.