Dubai Astronomy Group

Organizer

Dubai Astronomy Group
Phone
+97142216603
Email
astro@dubaiastronomy.com
Website
http://dubaiastronomy.com

Date

12 - 13 Aug 2021

Perseids Meteor Shower 2021

In 2021, the Perseids will peak on the night between 12–13 Aug

August Meteor Shower

The Perseids are one of the brighter meteor showers of the year. They occur every year between July 17 and August 24 and tend to peak around August 9-13.

Comet Swift-Tuttle

Made of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, the Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus. This is because the direction, or radiant, from which the shower seems to come in the sky lies in the same direction as Perseus. The Perseids are widely sought after by astronomers and stargazers because most years at its peak, one can see 60 to 100 meteors in an hour from a dark place.