NASA Says The Perseid Meteor Shower 2020 Peak Visible In Night Sky After 9 p.m. To 2 a.m.

The Perseid meteor shower is the most popular meteorites showers which happens in every year. NASA said that meteorites falls rates may reach upto 50 to 75 metroites in every hour. Perseid metro shower clearly visible only in cloudless dark night sky, if your area is cloudy don't worry you could enjoy that memorable moment on live webcasts by the NASA, Lowell Observatory and Slooh.


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If sky is cloudless then you expect to see a meteor in naked eyes in every few minutes. The cloudless dark night sky will help to see these bright meteorites and fireballs falling from sky. The Perseid meteor shower will visible 11th  August to 13rd August. Generally this Perseid meteor shower repeats in every year in July and August.

The Perseids meteor located in comet's debris field and it generatedy by Comet Swift Tuttle, because Comet Swift Tuttle is passes through the solar system in every 133 years and it release mass amount of dust particles which orbiting the sun. When Earth passes through the comet's debris field then theses metroites entered into earth atmosphere and due to high friction of atmosphere it burn up.

When a meteorite burns up it's flame colour depends on containing elements inside the meteorite. The Perseids meteorite are rich in sodium elements so it's flame give off yellowish colour, some other meteorite contain calcium rich give off purple or violet colour, magnesium rich give off green colour, carbon & iron rich give off yellow colour and silicon rich give off red colour.


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The average speed of Perseid meteor is about 132,000 miles per hour which creates spark of light only for few seconds. When small meteorites entered into the earth atmosphere, it's temperature could reach upto 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit and then it totally burnt in a few seconds but when a large meteorite come towards to earth it will very dangerous. "Near Miss" is the largest comet of comet's debris field but it will pass the earth from 14.2 million miles away in 2126.

NASA scientists said that Perseid meteor shower is happening in 11 to 13 August and after 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. is the best time to enjoy the meteorite falls in your naked eyes.