Perseid meteor showering 2017: How and where to watch on Saturday night

Tiny dirt particles from Comet Swift-Tuttle will strain opposite a sky this weekend for the 2017 Perseid meteor shower, among a many fantastic sky storms all year. 


The rise nights, including Aug. 12 will be among a best nights to perspective a arrangement of sharpened stars, according to NASA.

Astronomers generally suggest anticipating low places to watch generally as fainter sharpened stars won’t be visible because of the bright Aug moon

Where can I watch a Perseid meteor showering in New Jersey?

The United Astronomy Clubs of NJ will perspective a meteor showering Saturday night during their look-out during 333 State Park Road in Great Meadows.

The New Jersey Astronomical Association’s observatory will be open from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Saturday. The Paul Robinson Observatory is in Vorhees State Park. 

Belleplain State Forest in Woodbine is a good site for those meddlesome in camping and examination a meteor showering overnight, according to ObservingSites.com, gathered by pledge astronomers. 

Space.com is also charity a webcast of a meteor showering starting during 8 p.m. In New Jersey, astronomers recommend areas in Sussex, Warren, Atlantic or Burlington counties to get divided from splendid city lights

What is a best time to watch a Perseid meteor shower?

The showering is on arrangement from Jul 13 to Aug. 26 though it peaks — or runs into a denser partial of a comet — Aug. 11 and Aug. 12, this year, experts said.

Wait for a object to set to watch a uncover nonetheless a moon is approaching will low a view. Look north to see a meteors seem to fire out from a segment inside a constellation Perseus. 

How transparent will a Perseid meteor showering be in New Jersey?

Those watching in New Jersey might be means to see 40 to 50 meteors per hour. If a moon was in a darker phase, and we were in a low location, that series would be as high as 80 to 100 meteors per hour, Amie Gallagher, executive of a planetarium during Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg formerly told NJ Advance Media.

What do we need to see a Perseid meteor shower?

Bring something gentle to lay on. It’ll take about 30 mins for your eyes to adjust to a darkness. Make certain your behind is to a moon, experts say.  

Karen Yi might be reached at kyi@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter at @karen_yi or on Facebook

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