A Huge Meteor Shower Will Be Visible In The UAE Sky Tonight

BY Aneri Shah / Aug 11 2020 / 10:30 AM

Everything you need to know about this natural spectacle, due to start later on in the evening...

A Huge Meteor Shower Will Be Visible In The UAE Sky Tonight

Meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk till dawn across the globe, and if you're lucky you might be able to catch one which will be visible tonight. 

What you're actually seeing is the leftover icy comets crashing into the earth's atmosphere. When the earth passes through cascades of cosmic waste, the bits of debris pierce the sky at such speeds that when they burst they create a sparkling display similar to that of fireworks

The annual Perseids Meteor Shower couldn't have come at a better time, as it reaches its peak by August 12 with up to 60 shooting stars shooting acroos the sky per hour, creating a celestial show. The shower is one of the most popular astrological events of the year because of its slow moving easy-to-glimpse falling 'stars.' 

What time is the meteor shower tonight in Dubai?

According to the Dubai Astronomy Group, the best time watch it in the UAE will is after midnight into the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The best way to watch a meteor shower is at a location that has a clear view of the entire night sky. 

A group has organised a social distancing star-gazing gathering in the Al Qudra Desert from 22:00 onwards. Tonight's display promises a steady light show, so grab your binoculars and get ready to witness nature's magic.

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