Perseid Meteor Shower 2022: When, where and how to watch the brilliant display of shooting stars
As we get ready to kiss the summer season goodbye, nature is all ready to put up a show as well. Every year between July and August the Perseid meteor shower returns lighting up the sky and leaving everyone gaping in awe. A lot of meteors will be rocketing through the sky, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has shared the dates and their primetime.
Often described as a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle, are called Perseids because the point from which they appear to hail lies in the constellation Perseus. Fox Weather confirms that the Perseids are most active from July 17 to August 24, as per NASA. The peak of this mesmerizing meteor shower is said to be from August 11 to August 13. Every summer, Earth passes the comet which causes the shower. But NASA confirms that our home will not run into the comet any time soon. As per the weather channel, if you're positioned in the Northern Hemisphere, it's most comfortable as you can spot up to 40 meteors in an hour.
✨ Spot two planets in the morning sky, gawk at the Perseids meteor shower, and get down with the Cygnus (constellation). Here’s what else is up in the night sky this August: https://t.co/P2s1urpEX6 pic.twitter.com/x5Xr19wNwa— NASA (@NASA) July 29, 2022
How, when and where to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower
The biggest hindrance in watching the meteor shower is the active pattern of thunderstorms for the southwest and southeast. Moreover, the full moon on August 11 might just leave a blanket on the good view. The weather forecast made almost a week ago predicted heavy clouds to hinder the good view. Northern Plains, Pacific Northwest, and parts of Texas are expected to have fairly clear skies overnight later this week and people who want to watch the view in Houston, Chicago, Bismark, North Dakota, and Seattle, Washington, will be at an advantage this time.
Regardless of where you live, the Perseid Meteor Shower continues until August 24, so you have enough time to plan to watch nature's miracle and make it fall within your schedule, fitting with suitable weather conditions. The biggest factor is the possibility of a clear sky. If the viewers are in a crowded city, they need to find an open place like a skating park away, possibly away from the city lights in hopes of a darker sky to see the meteor shower eliminate even more.