Who Will See The Perseids Saturday Night? STATE-BY

This Weekend Is The Perseid Meteor Show - Viewing Conditions Will Be Perfect

The group will certainly be heading out for the Perseid meteor shower.

At its peak on August 12th, meteors will be visible at the rate of around one per minute. When the Earth approaches the stream of debris, the Perseid meteor shower appears.

The Perseid meteor shower will illuminate Qatar sky from Saturday evening until Monday dawn, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has announced. The moonless-sky will make for the almost ideal viewing conditions. With the exception of some isolated patchy fog in spots, our skies should remain mostly clear as temperatures drop into the mid 60s under calm northwest winds between 2 to 5 miles per hour.

The meteor shower will peak late Sunday night and early Monday morning, but you can also catch a good number of meteors in the middle of the night on Saturday.

"There's a lot of things that are helping to make this a really good shower", said Shannon Schmoll, the director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University. "Relax, be patient, and let your eyes adapt to the darkness".

"You see, you can not miss the Perseids show".

Like all meteor showers it is caused by particles of comet debris entering our atmosphere.

The Perseids are named after their radiant point of origin in the constellation Perseus.

Update, Aug. 11 at 1:35 p.m.: Adds new weather info and more on the weekend show. Note that if the skies are too cloudy or if it's raining, the event will be cancelled. They say the further you are from artificial lights, the better the view will be. Although the best night looks to be August 12th. NASA will also be streaming a view of the sky from the NASA Meteor Watch Facebook Page.

Find a spot where you can see the sky with as little obstruction as possible, and set up blankets or lawn chairs by 9 p.m. or so.

NASA will have a live stream for those who can not see the sky. Lie on your back and look straight up. According to Sky and Telescope, comet peepers can expect to see around 60 meteors an hour during the peak, with no bright moon mucking up the view.

Be prepared to stay outside for at least an hour.

Some meteors only have faint, quick streaks.

If you are interested in taking photos of the meteor shower, check out these tips from Sky & Telescope.

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