Meteor shower Wednesday
August 11 2020 07:42 AM
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Qatar residents will have a good chance to observe a Perseid Aquarid meteor shower in the northern hemisphere sky from Wednesday midnight until Thursday dawn, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) announced.
The average rate of Perseid showers flow will be 60 - 100 meteors per hour, QCH astronomer Dr Beshir Marzouk said.
The meteor shower can be observed with the naked eye from places without light and environment pollution (pure sky), and darker places.
“Look to the north-east horizon from midnight until the dawn of Thursday to can catch Perseid meteor showers,” Dr Marzouk explained.
Perseid meteor shower happens when Earth passes through the dust and debris from the Swift-Tuttle Comet from the last week of July until mid-August every year, with the peak occurring from midnight tomorrow until Thursday dawn.
The Swift-Tuttle Comet approaches Sun every 133 year. The last approach was in 1992 and the next in 2125, the QCH statement added.



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