Meteor Shower! Meteor Shower! The mean maximum for Perseid meteors this year is expected to be on August 12th from 17:00 till August 13th, 6:30, so we anticipate a high rate of meteor activity during the early morning hours.
Our team’s photographer who’s also a huge stellar photography lover decided to give us some tips and tricks if you’re planning or would like to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower this year.
- Find the darkest place as possible [preferably a beach since the sea will be able to cool you off]. You can find the darkest place around your area here.
- Download SkyView Free if you want to recognize more constellations and or Nebulae.
- Make sure there are zero to none light sources around you, since “light pollution” affects how bright the objects on the “Cosmos” appears to the naked human eye.
- Take some drinks and food with you. Keep in mind, it’s going to be a long night since the Perseid Meteor Shower is a truly jaw dropping sight to behold, so you’d want to stay as long as possible.
- Do keep in mind that mosquitoes will be in the area. [tropic island YEEEEIH] so some anti-mosquito incense is a must have.
- Take your S.O or a friend with you. It can get quite lonely in an area away from “civilization” so having someone with you who shares your passion is really nice.
- Various Beach Venues will have events about the Perseid Comet Shower, so feel free to check before you start of.
All and all, the Perseid Comet Shower is an utterly humbling experience. Makes you think. And the good thing is, that there is no age limit, kids and adults can enjoy it!
Later on we will write a photographer’s guide to it, just to make sure, you all can “capture” that moment on silver paper, or on digits.