Brighter meteor showers this year, the Perseids are coming soon!

One of the brighter meteor showers of the year – the Perseids are coming soon!

They occur every year and visible between July 17 and August 24 . Perseids tend to peak around August 9-13, after midnight.

Depending on your location and sky condition, Perseid meteor observer can see 60 to 100 meteors in an hour from a dark place.

Perseid Meteors are made of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle that briskly burnt in our atmosphere upon entry producing spectacular light shows.

The Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus because the direction, or radiant, lies in the same direction as the constellation.

Period17 Jul–24 Aug
Peak12–13 Aug in Brunei
Up to 150 meteors per hour
SourceComet 109P/Swift-Tuttle
WhereNorthern Hemisphere (Best)
HowNo special equipment to view a meteor shower.
Find a viewing spot, away from the city lights.
Lie down on the ground and look up. Clear Sky!

The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam will hold a special meteor shower observation for its members:

Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Time: 7 pm–5.30 am (Meteor peak from midnight 12 am around 11-12-13 Aug)
Venue: Temburong

Fees: $25 for BBQ & entrance (open space, tea, dinner & camp) for PABD Members only
Optional: Additional $40 per person (check-in per night)
Activities: 100+ meteors per hour, planets observation/imaging, stargazing and informal meet-up + BBQ
Register (PABD members only): www.bruneiastronomy.org/join
Contact: Husaini +673 815 8392

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