Perseid Meteor Shower
2019: Can you still see meteors tonight?
Dubbed one of the best meteor showers
of the year, this spectacular celestial event takes place every year in August.
The Perseids meteor shower
is expected to bring around 100 meteors per hour.
In other parts of Wales it will be hit and miss whether there will be clear skies because rain and cloud are forecast, but if you don't see the meteor shower
at its peak, you still have the chance to catch a glimpse every night until August 24.
The Lyrids could offer a spectacular show - like this picture of the Perseid meteor shower
Considered to be the oldest known meteor shower
, it is named after constellation Lyra.
Hasan Al Hariri, CEO of DAG, told Khaleej Times: "The Geminids meteor shower
is nearly 200 years old.
Astronomy observer Ibrahim bin Mohammed al- Mahrouqi, member of the Omani Astronomical Society said that the Geminid meteor showers
are among if not the best meteors throughout the year.
"With the moon setting just before midnight, conditions should be perfect for a classic Geminids meteor shower
this year," Slooh astronomer Paul Cox said in a statement.
The Geminid Meteor Shower
gets its name from the constellation Gemini, because the meteors seem like they are emerging from the constellation.
Dubai: A spectacular meteor shower
will dazzle the UAE skies this weekend, and is considered to be one of the best this year.
In a monthly astronomical diary, the weather bureau said the annual Geminids meteor shower
will take place from December 4 to 17.