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Perseid meteor activity 2013 in Ontario Canada

The Perseids are set to peak late Sunday, August 12 into the early morning of Monday, August 13, but the spectacle is already beginning to heat up in the dark, mostly moonless evenings.

The best nights to follow the fall of such meteors will be 11th, 12th and 13th of August 2018.

The Perseids have presented a scintillating display for 2,000 years, according to NASA.

The Perseids are debris from the Swift-Tuttle comets.

Astronomy website Slooh said: "In medieval Europe, the Perseids were called the "Tears of St. Lawrence" because they occur near the anniversary of the death of Laurentius, a Christian deacon who was martyred by the Roman Emperor Valerian in the year 258 AD".

The Perseids meteor shower is often considered the most spectacular of the year, and this summer's show should be particularly excellent because of the phase of the moon.

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The meteors will appear to come from the direction of the Perseus constellation in the north-eastern part of the sky, although they should be visible from any point. For the best viewing, make sure you get away from city lights. This annual meteor shower comes as Earth passes through the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, causing bright streaks that appear as though they're radiating from the constellation Perseus. As always, it's best to get away from light pollution and head far away from city centers.

"What we're seeing when we see meteors are little dust particles lighting up the atmosphere".

The moon won't be making an appearance this weekend, instead about 50 meteorites per hour will light up the sky offering star gazers a dazzling show between midnight and dawn.

Heading out to a dark spot is the best plan of action, but stargazers should allow around 20 minutes for their eyes to become accustomed to the dark.

You will be in for a treat as this means roughly one per minute. This creates the meteor shower, or the appearance of "shooting stars".

To make the best of the meteors, observers should avoid built-up areas and try to find an unobstructed view to the east. Though experts say this eclipse will not be as intense last summer's but if you're in the north, it's worth checking out.

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