UAE Sky to Light Up With Meteor Shower in August

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 11 July 2023
UAE Sky to Light Up With Meteor Shower in August

Stargazers in the UAE will now enjoy a celestial display as they have the chance to once more see the beauty of the universe during the Perseid meteor shower.

The peak of this year's shower is anticipated to start at approximately 8:55 pm GST time on August 12th and will last into the early hours of August 13th.

This year will be the best to view the Perseids because there will only be 10 percent illumination of the moon and there will be over 100 meteors per hour.

Explaining the phenomenon, Sarath Raj, Project Director of Amity Dubai Satellite Ground Station and AmiSat, said, "Every year, from roughly July 23 to August 22, the Perseid meteor shower occurs, with the peak falling between late night on August 12 and morning on August 13."

"The Perseids are caused by comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle debris. It has an orbital period of about 133 years and is expected to return in 2126. The radiant point of the Perseid meteor shower is in the constellation Perseus, which lends the shower its name," he added.

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