The moon was full on August 7 and will have waned to approximately 80 percent illumination by Saturday.
NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke expects visible rate in a clear sky to be cut by about half to 40-50 per hour as the bright moon washes out the fainter meteors.
Every year as Earth orbits around the sun and through the wake of the Swift-Tuttle Comet, bits of debris from the 17-mile-wide icy space ball enter the Earth's atmosphere at 133,000 miles per hour, reaching temperatures of 3,000 to 10,000 degrees and creating the meteors stargazers see in the sky.
The Perseid Meteor Shower takes place annually from July 17 to August 24, when the Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Swift-Tuttle and debris from the comet pierce the Earth's atmosphere at 130,000 miles per hour. The longer you give your eyes to adjust to the darkness (30 minutes is ideal), the better your viewing experience will be. "This bright moon will obliterate all but the brightest Perseid meteors".
Once you've found your spot, look to the north to see the meteors seemingly radiating out of the constellation Perseus, which is where the meteors get their name.
While usual rates for the Perseid meteor shower are roughly 80 shooting stars per hour, in outburst years like that of last year, the rate jumped to 150 to 200 meteors each hour during the peak.
"Every Perseid meteor is a tiny piece of the comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun every 133 years".
"Open patch of sky, a place that is away from the immediate glare of streetlights and a good supply of coffee".
It also claims that the raids were launched against sites belonging to the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas. Hamas on Wednesday said Israel should be held accountable for such air strikes, Maan reported .
According to the government, average hourly pay rose by 2.5 percent from a year earlier, the same annual pace as in June. We'd rather have 200K growth than 100K growth, of course, so it's better than we've seen in May and March of this year.
A passenger has opened an aeroplane door and jumped out prior to the plane arriving at the terminal in San Francisco . The passenger has been taken into custody by law enforcement. "All other passengers and crew disembarked safely".
Former AIA Group chief executive Tucker, HSBC's first ever externally appointed chairman, is set to take up the role on 1 October. HSBC also announced a share buyback of up to $2bn, expected to be completed in the second half of the year.
Donald Trump has named John F Kelly as his new White House chief of staff after sacking Reince Priebus . "He is a Great American". Well, who didn't see this coming? Instead, he'll be in charge of carrying out the president's orders within the executive branch.
The guaranteed money ranks seventh for the position, and $2.75 million less than what was guaranteed to teammate Earl Thomas . Chancellor, 29, started 12 games past year and played at a high level with two interceptions, a forced fumble and 85 tackles.
In its Asia unit, Starbucks' sales rose just 1 percent at established locations during the three-month period. The coffee giant has finally realized what many already knew: Americans don't like tea all that much.
THE BANK of England has revised down growth forecasts for the United Kingdom as it held interest rates yet again this month. The projection for 2017 growth in gross domestic product was cut to 1.7% from 1.9%, and reduced to 1.6% from 1.7% for 2018.
Shiite Muslims have remained a constant target of militant attacks across various parts of the country over the past few months. Earlier, the news agency said 15 people were killed in the blast, citing a police representative.
This White House will remain stuck in neutral unless Kelly can convince Trump to settle down and let him navigate a steadier ship. He was confirmed as Secretary of Homeland Security by the Senate by a vote of 88 to 11 on Trump's first day in office.
Texans' Vince Wilfork announces retirement in Twitter video
Wilfork's association with the overalls and no-shirt look dates back to the 2015 season Hard Knocks and the series fourth episode. This is a guy who has accomplished as much as anyone on the field and who just wants to have fun without the rigors of the NFL .
Imran Khan accuser faces fire of tribesmen
She said that she went along with her father and brother to meet Imran, which irked him. Gulalai also said PTI spokesperson Naeem-ul-Haque had also sent her a text message.
Central Oklahoma quake leaves hundreds in the dark
The commission also said that no disposal wells are in the area but a known fault is in the vicinity. Oklahoma seismicity peaked in 2015, with more than 900 tremors of greater than magnitude-3 recorded.
Hall of Fame Game
Linebacker Haason Reddick will take the field for a few plays in his professional football debut. It's been a decade since the Cowboys have made the playoffs in two straight seasons.
Sensex, Nifty close at an all-time high
Shares of Larsen and Toubro moved up 2.85% after the company posted a 46% jump in consolidated net profit for the June quarter. The gauge had risen 205.06 points in the previous session to close at an all-time high of 32,514.94.
Amit Shah to camp in UP from Jul 29
Rajput, along with two other leaders, joined BJP after quitting Congress on Thursday. The seat fall vacant due to demise of Union Minister Anil Madhav Dave.
Three people on their way to the International Space Station
Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and United States astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson are now working aboard the ISS. Bresnik told CBS News that they'll be able to monitor the eclipse, since they'll pass underneath it three times during orbit.