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How to enjoy the Perseids meteor shower in Qatar

10 August 2017

However, you should have a good chance to see a few meteors streak across the sky.

It said in a statement that people in the country would be able to see between 60 and 100 meteors an hour or up to 150 meteors an hour in areas free of light pollution during the phenomenon. A (presumably second-rate) repeat won't roll around for another 96 years, they say. And as head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office at Marshall Space Flight Center, he ought to know. "No such thing is going to happen", Cooke says.

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Meteor showers are a pretty awesome thing to witness.

And you may see more meteors after midnight and into the wee hours. "A year ago also saw an outburst of just over 200 meteors per hour". "It definitely didn't come from astronomers, who tend to be precise and even cautious about making predictions of any kind". The event will begin Friday night and peak between Saturday night and Sunday morning. A fairly ordinary 80 or so meteors per hour, according to Sky & Telescope magazine.

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Named after the Perseus constellation, which is the point from which they appear to come from in the night sky, the Perseids are are pieces of debris from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which is the largest object known to repeatedly pass Earth.

The Perseid Meteor Shower will be at its peak from August 11 -13, giving stargazers the best opportunity to spot a few "shooting stars", or meteors.

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How to enjoy the Perseids meteor shower in Qatar