Perseid meteor shower: Stunning images emerge from shooting star display

Once evening falls Sunday expect to see a meteor or a

Once evening falls Sunday expect to see a meteor or a"shooting star" streaking across the sky every few minutes

The annual meteor shower will peak August 12-14, and should be visible each night.

The shower should be visible on both sides of the equator, although it is reportedly a better watch if you're in the mid-northern latitudes, meaning the top spots are European countries, as well as the United States and Canada.

The Perseid meteor shower will reportedly reach its peak visibility over this weekend (11-12 August).

The Perseid meteors are so named because they look like they're radiating from the constellation Perseus.

You'll want to ensure you're under a dark enough sky to see as many stars as possible.

The annual Perseid meteor shower is predicted to be one of the most spectacular shows in recent years - with up to 300 shooting stars every hour. "Moon is to set at 7.12pm Doha time", the expert added.

The best viewing will be away from city lights and other sources of light pollution.

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This year, the peak of the shower should be out of this world.

Daytime heating caused some instability to our north this afternoon with showers and thunderstorms mostly in the U.P. but a few showers did make their way into Northeast Wisconsin.

The best time to view the Perseids would be after midnight each night, as that is when the greatest number of meteors will be visible. The ice and dust, accumulating over a thousand years, burn up in our atmosphere to create the meteor shower.

People can also bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch the meteor shower from the grassy area around the observatory. This particular meteor shower "normally produces, statistically, up to 60 meteors per hour", Henderson said.

Allow about 45 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark.

Some meteors could appear streaking across the sky for several seconds, leaving a trail of glowing smoke in their wake. It's a rich meteor shower, and it's steady.

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