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Monday, 13 August 2012

436 witness a meteorite shower COMPLETE

#436 Witness a meteorite shower COMPLETE!!!

this is something i have always wanted to witness, and it was really worth the wait.

I witnessed the perseid meteorite shower this happens ever year in August and can be seen from  practically anywhere in the northern hemisphere. This august however is the best year for visibility with august 11th and 12th being the best nights.

i managed to see around about 25 shooting stars on the 11th and it was one of the most majestic and humbling experiences i have ever witnessed.

What a weekend for meteor watching! The peak was supposed to be the morning of August 12, but the morning of August 13 turned out to be awesome, too. According to the International Meteor Organization, the zenithal hourly rate (ZHR) of meteors visible in a dark sky climbed as high as 150 in some places on the morning of August 13. That’s the number of meteors you would have seen under a very dark sky with the radiant of the shower at the sky’s zenith (highest point). Here’s the most important question at this time. Will you see more meteors on the morning of August 14? You might, although we’re now past the peak, and the Perseids typically fall off fairly rapidly after their peak – although this year seems to be an exception to that so far. The August 14 morning might be worth a try. As always, the hours between midnight and dawn are the best time for meteor-watching, no matter where you are on the globe.

take a look at this short video and here what NASA has to say!