Perseus rain in August 2017: Date and time to see it

For all those who like astronomical phenomena, we have very good news. From July 17 to August 24, meteor showers continue, reaching peak activity this evening, when rainfall of up to 100 meteors per hour is expected. If you have the opportunity to see this phenomenon, we recommend it because it is an experience for all the senses.

What is the rain of perseidas?

The rain of perseidas occurs when the Earth crosses a determined zone of the space with the wake of a comet; On this occasion, Earth is crossing a region with the remains of the well-known comet Swift-Tuttle. Well, what happens when the Earth crosses this area of ​​space is that thousands of meteors collide with the atmosphere, turning into small fragments of fire, the perseids.

One of the great advantages of this phenomenon is that no instrument is needed to enjoy it, such as telescopes; Perseids can be seen with the naked eye. Here are some tips so you can see the rain of perseidas tonight.

Tips for watching Perseids rain tonight

Dark skies

As with the vast majority of this type of astronomical phenomena, one of the main drawbacks to observe them is the light pollution in the cities. Therefore, the first fundamental step is to find dark skies; So, if you live in cities, you will have to go outside to enjoy the rain of perseidas.

Best time

As we have pointed out, the rain of perseids will take place tonight, between the 12 and the 13 of August. It can be observed from 1 am, although the peak activity will arrive just before dawn.

If you do not have the opportunity to go outside to enjoy the rain of Perseids tonight, you can see it on the Sky Live channel . He will retransmit the astronomical phenomenon from the Teide Observatory (Tenerife) and the Montsec Astronomical Park (Lleida).

If you want to keep a good memory of the rain of perseidas, we leave you some tricks to make good photos at night with the mobile.


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