Persieds meteor shower on its way!

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Time to camp out in the yard over the next few days to catch a glimpse of the Persieds meteor shower! 

The Shower is set to peak later this week, on Friday August 12 at 11pm. Unfortunately a difficult one to spot in Australia, however, even though this year’s Perseid shower is set to be decently spectacular. 

The radiant doesn’t rise very far above the horizon in the Southern hemisphere, but we’ve got all the tips you need to catch a meteor or two this week!

While the peak occurs between 11pm and 1:30am on Friday night/Saturday morning, you won’t see much at this time of the night. The best time for viewing them is actually between 3am and dawn on August 12, 13 or 14. The best views will come on the 13th, between 4am and 5:30am.The best time to see the shooting stars are between 3am and dawn for the next for 4 days.

Astronomer from the Bundaberg Observotary, Lonnie Smilas says locals should grab a blanket, lie on the ground and look up at the sky.

5 December 2016

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