"The yearly Perseid meteor showerwill make" several meteors, for instance, occasional fireball", is greatest detected after midnight throughout the pre-dawn hours before August 24, NASA stated.
As he was executed on August 10, many Catholics associate the Perseid meteor shower with St Lawrence and dub the shooting stars as the "tears of St Lawrence" as they occur at the same time each year.
The celestial event happens every August when Earth crosses paths with debris left behind from Comet Swift-Tuttle.
Steve Pauken captured a Perseid meteor on Saturday (August 8, 2020) over Bisbee, Arizona.
The annual Perseid meteor display will be shooting across the GTA night sky until August 19th but the absolute peak viewing is Tuesday late at night.
The meteors are called the Perseids because the point from which they appear to hail (called the radiant) lies in the constellation Perseus. The meteor shower peaks through Wednesday as skywatchers can expect to see up to 100 meteors per hour. The Perseids are among the brightest meteor showers and probably the most popular among amateur observers in the Northern Hemisphere since they can be easily observed thanks to usually favorable weather conditions.
However, the spectacular meteor shower also has biblical connotations. (Notice that telescopes or binoculars are not encouraged due to their tiny fields of look at.) Meteors can typically be observed all about the sky so really don't be concerned about searching in any individual way. Your eyes will adjust to the sky, and you'll see a show that you will never forget if you have a little patience.