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Posted On: 14 August 2016 02:05 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:16 pm

The annual Perseid meteor shower

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What is a meteor shower?

A meteor shower occurs when Earth passes through the debris stream occupying the orbit of a comet, in this case comet Swift-Tuttle. Perseid activity starts from July 23 and continues through to the third week of August.

Rates are low throughout much of this period, increasing significantly between 9-15 August with a pronounced peak on the 12th.

When is the best time to see the Perseids in Qatar?

The shower will peak at midnight Friday, Aug. 13 and go until about 4:40 am Saturday morning according to Doha News. (Source/ Image: Faisal Nassir)