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Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky

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     SPECTACLE The optimum times to catch meteors are between midnight and dawn Getty SPECTACLE The optimum times to catch meteors are between midnight and dawn
Sammy Stanley | 13 August, 2017, 04:39

The Perseid Meteor Shower peaked at dawn Saturday morning, but with better atmospheric conditions, the best chance for us to see the show is tonight. The event started with a talk and presentation by DAG CEO Hasan Al Hariri, where he talked about the science behind Persied Meteor Shower, how to observe the showers and how any person can take pictures with an ordinary camera.

He added: "We can look forward to a decent display, even though they aren't going to be raining down from the sky".

The meteor shower may not light up Metro Vancouver skies as in years past, as clouds are expected to arrive on B.C.'s south coast Saturday night followed by rainfall. It's also helpful to let your eyes adjust for about 30 minutes in the darkness. But don't let that stop you from checking out the show as there still should be plenty of brighter meteors to see.

According to Omani astronomer and member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences Ali Amur Al Shaibani, "The shower actually began on July 17 and will continue till August 24".

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Jebel Shams and Jebel Akhdar are the best places to watch the shower because of the low rate of light pollution and clear sky-view without any urban light pollution.

"The Perseids can be very bright and often quite spectacular".

In the capital, open spaces like Richmond Park and Hampstead Heath could provide ideal spots to settle in for a night of stargazing.

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