The Perseids meteor shower this summer is on the way! Here is when to expect it and some of the best places to see it if you’re in the Netherlands.
The Perseids meteor shower on the 12th and 13th of August 2018
A meteor shower is an event in which a number of meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids entering Earth’s atmosphere at extremely high speeds. This summer we’ll be able to observe the Perseids meteor shower. The Perseids meteor showers are small pieces of the comet Swift-Tuttle, and carry their name because the point from which they appear to come from lies in the constellation Perseus. According to reports, the number of of meteors in the night sky has already increased with 5 meteors per hour. However, during the meteor shower’s peak nights there will be up to 60 meteors per hour. That point will be reached on the 12th and 13th of August.
When will be the best time to see the meteor shower this summer
The best time to view the meteor shower this summer will be in the middle of the night around 3:30 AM. If you’re enthusiastic about seeing the Perseids meteor shower in the Netherlands, we suggest you find a nice dark spot. Of course, some of your best options are the lakes and beaches near you. Another great way of viewing the meteor shower in the Netherlands is by going to a park, forest, or visiting a camping site.
But most importantly, do not forget to wish upon a star! Because when you wish upon a (falling) star all your dreams will come true. It’s a fact! A universal truth! Google it.
So get your wishes ready, make a list if you have to, because betting your dreams on a falling star is probably the only way you’ll achieve them anyway.
Are you excited about the Perseids meteor shower this summer? Where will you be observing it from in the Netherlands? Let us know in the comments below!