7 Stunning Ontario Perseid Meteor Pics That Show Why It's Such A Big Deal (PHOTOS)
Ontario's been wishing upon a shooting star this week! 🌟
Do you wish upon shooting stars? If the answer is yes, you better get stargazing this week! The Perseid meteor shower has been in full bloom this week and thesewill inspire you to get out and see it for yourself.
According to The Weather Network, the meteor shower’s peak was Tuesday night, where up to 100 meteors per hour shot through the sky!
For the rest of the week, that number is slightly lower, but you still have a good chance of spotting a shooting star.
Tonight, for example, there are still projected to be almost 50 meteors an hour. Just get yourself to a, set up your blanket, and keep your eyes peeled!
These numbers are based on a totally dark viewing experience, which is hard to manage in the GTA, but TWN assures us that the average viewer can still see a meteor every few minutes or so!
The best time to spot the show is anytime between midnight and dawn, so if you’re really serious about spotting one, you may have to pull an all-nighter.
These Ontarians certainly pulled out all the stops to enhance their stargazing experience and it paid off.
So, what's the hold-up? Grab a buddy (or perhaps a date?) and a blanket, maybe a thermos, and spot yourself some stars tonight!
"The Perseid meteors come from a comet called Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the Sun every 133 years," Nasa explains on their Perseid viewing website.
Some Perseids will leave what astronomists call a "persistant train," which refers to the glowing trail of light left behind the meteor as it shoots through the sky!
If you're trying to spot a meteor, here's a tip: looks towards the Milky Way, as they usually run the length of it!
The Canadian Space Agency reccommends avoiding as many city and unnatural lights as you can and dressing warmly, as well.
If you can watch fromwe suggest it!
If you miss this year's light show, the beautiful thing about the Perseids is they'll be back this time next August!