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What is the Perseid meteor shower, when will it occur, will it be seen in Turkey? It will peak in August

The countdown continues for the 2023 Perseid meteor shower, also known as the “shooting star”, which takes place once a year. Thanks to the gravitational pull of the giant planet Jupiter, 200 meteors can form per hour in the sky feast. So, what is the Perseid meteorshower, when will it take place, will it be seen in Turkey?

Perseid meteor shower

A few days before the peak of the Perseid meteorshower, sky enthusiasts started their history research. ThePerseid meteor shower (also known as the Perseids) is active from mid-July to the end of August every year. So, what is the Perseidmeteor shower, when will it take place, will it be seen in Turkey?

WHEN IS THE PERSEID METEOR SHOWER?

The Perseid meteor hower, which is one of the meteor showers that occur many times a year and is known as the most impressive, takes place every year in August. The Perseidmeteorshower will light up the sky on 12 and 13 August, peaking across the world.

Perseid meteor shower

The cosmic event will launch about 100 meteors per hour in the night sky.

WILL THE PERSEID METEOR SHOWER BE VISIBLE IN TURKEY?

The Perseid meteorshower will be visible from the northern hemisphere. Scientists state that thePerseid meteor shower can be observed with the naked eye from Turkey.

Perseid meteor shower

WHAT IS THE PERSEID METEOR SHOWER?

Perseids are the remnants of the Swift-Tuttle Comet discovered in 1862. The meteorshower is called Perseidbecause it is observed in the Perseus Constellation. The fact that the stones leave traces in the atmosphere and turn to ash is also known as “shooting stars” among the people.

Perseid meteor shower

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Gül Demirci

Hi, I'm Gul. I am a writer for Expat Guide Turkey and I strive to create the best content for you. To contact me, you can send an e-mail to info@expatguideturkey.com. Happy reading!

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for providing the information,you could have mentioned more in which part of Türkiye we can see most ..

    1. Hello Ashigul,
      Since there is a lot of light pollution in Turkey, we have the opportunity to watch the perseid meteor shower only from dark places where there is no light pollution.
      I can prepare a nice guide on the subject for next year. You can continue to follow our website. Thanks for your comment!

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