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Stay awake tonight for a meteor shower spectacle

Breaking News August 12, 2017 12:29

By The Nation

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People who stay up late on Saturday night till early Sunday can enjoy a spectacular Perseid meteor show, weather permitting, an official of the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand said. 



Suparirk Karuehanon, chief of the academic service division of the institute, said the meteor shower will be visible from all areas of the country on the northeast sky.

The shower could peak at 100 meteors per hour, he said. 

Perseids are made of tiny space debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle and the shower is named after the constellation Perseus, as the direction, or radiant, from which the shower seems to come in the sky lies in the same direction as the constellation Perseus.

Suparirk said visibility of the meteors will depend on whether the sky is clear and dark enough.

People in the South, which has been experiencing rains, will have little chance of seeing the meteor shower, he added.

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