The Perseid meteor shower is back, space enthusiasts. The Perseids peak during mid-August. NASA calls this meteor shower the best one of the year, so you’re definitely not going to want to miss this celestial event.

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When is the best time to see the meteor shower?

The peak of the Perseid shower this year will be on the night of Sunday 12 August until dawn on Monday morning. India’s best viewing of Perseid Meteor Shower begins after 1.30am on the morning of Monday 13 August.

How can I see the Perseid meteor shower?

If you’re interested in the best possible views of the show, you should set up camp somewhere dark—with no light pollution or large buildings—where much of the sky is visible. No special equipment is needed, just patience.

How can I photograph the Perseids?

Although no special equipment is necessary to simply watch the Perseid meteor shower, those hoping to capture some quality photos of the shooting stars may need more than just a smartphone. Use DSLR cameras with setting it up on a tripod in order to avoid the blurry shots. For best results, aim your camera toward Perseus, manually focus a wide-angle lens, use a remote shutter release or self-timer.

Why does a meteor shower occur?

The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year when the Earth passes through the dust and debris left behind by the Comet Swift-Tuttle, bringing pieces of the comet into the upper atmosphere that light up the sky as they burn up.

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