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A Fantastic Meteor Shower Is Expected To Hit Dubai Skies Over The Weekend

Perseid meteor shower visible on Saturday night

The Perseid Meteor Shower occurs every year as Earth passes through the dust and debris left behind from the Comet Swift-Tuttle.

The National Space Agency has announced that the skies of Malaysia will be adorned with a Perseids meteor shower this Saturday night at approximately 12:30am.

The Perseids are known for fireballs, which are large explosions of light and color that last longer than an average meteor streak.

NASA says the shower officially peaks at 1 p.m. EST on August 12, but your best bet to see a few meteors will be the predawn hours of August 12.

The meteors will appear to come from the direction of the Perseus constellation in the north-eastern part of the sky, although they should be visible from any point.

When can I watch them?

It's not expected that any of the meteors from the Perseid shower will hit the ground on Earth.

"To be honest, it's not a good year" for the Perseids, said Robert Massey, acting executive director of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) in London. This happens every year on a very predictable schedule, beginning about July 17 until around September 1, with the peak in August, according to Sky & Telescope.

The best time to spot the display is between 1am and dawn twilight.

The best place to view the shower is well away from city or street lights and somewhere where you're shadowed from the moon's glare.

Astronomy Ireland advise that people should allow 20 minutes for your eyes become accustomed to the dark.

What makes this meteor shower truly fantastic is the fact that it is packed with up to 100 meteors per hour.

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