Stargazers set for spectacular treat this weekend

Stargazers set for spectacular treat this weekend

Boer said some folks near the Maple Fire in the Olympic National Forest or in the Cascades might still be dealing with smoke and haze and that could reduce visibility.

Every year the Earth gets close enough to the comet Swift-Tuttle's orbit to draw its debris into our atmosphere, and this year the new moon will leave a dark sky for us to enjoy the meteor shower during the weekend, its peak.

Accuweather recommends viewers "Lay on your back and watch the whole sky, not just the radiant point, and avoid looking at your phone and other light sources", when viewing the meteor shower.

The best way to catch the shower is by travelling out of the city (if you aren't already) to a quiet spot not affected by light pollution.

The Perseids are produced when the earth moves through the debris left behind by the Comet Swift Tuttle between July 17 to August 24.

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Sark is gearing up to see the Perseid Meteor shower with the best night to see the shooting stars expected to be on the 12th August. "If it's clear, we should be able to see quite a few". The darker the sky the more meteors you will see.

Temperatures can reach as high as 10,000F (5,537F) as meteors - most of which are no bigger than a grain of sand - travel across the sky at speeds of 36 miles a second.

The meteor shower gained its name from the Perseus constellation - which is the area in space the meteors fly away from.

The meteor shower - actually meteorites and dust burning up on entering the earth's atmosphere - can be up to 90 shooting stars per hour.

You can watch a live stream of the meteor shower below, provided by the Virtual Telescope Project. Scientists from NASA also said that camping out in the country can triple the amount of visible meteors.

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