In early August, Russians will be able to see in the night sky the brightest starfall of the summer — the Perseid stream.

What is the Perseid Stream

The Perseids are a meteor shower that annually passes close to Earth from the direction of the constellation Perseus — hence the name. The stream is formed as a result of the passage of the planet through a plume of dust particles released by Comet Swift-Tuttle.

Particles the size of a grain of sand burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere, forming the effect of star rain. Glowing lines — meteors — rush across the sky at incredible speed. And some especially bright «guests» are called fireballs. That is, the Perseids are not shooting stars, but cosmic dust, although such a definition is common in the public mind.

For an observer in central Russia around midnight, the constellation Perseus is located in the northeastern part of the sky. Perseus begins his journey from the northeastern horizon in the evening and by morning rises very high, almost to the zenith, so that «shooting stars» become visible throughout the sky.

When the bright star show reaches its peak, meteors sweep across the night sky literally every minute, drawing out the darkness with bright stripes. About 60 meteors per hour pass through the Perseid stream.

When and where to watch the Perseid shower 2022

The Perseid meteor shower passes close to Earth each year from July 17 to August 26 and is typically most active from August 5 to 20.

In 2022, the Perseid meteor shower will be best viewed from Earth on the night of August 12-13. You can look out for bright flashes in the sky right after sunset and until dawn. About a hundred shooting stars will sparkle in the sky every hour.

The climax of the cosmic event is expected on August 12 at 23:00 — this is the best time to see the maximum number of meteors — up to 110 per hour. This happens once a year.

In 2022, the Perseid meteor shower coincides with the full moon, so the meteor shower will be most clearly visible at dawn. It will be clearly visible to all inhabitants of the northern hemisphere of the planet.

A little tip for astronomy lovers: to find a meteor shower in the night sky, it is best to focus on the constellation of Cassiopeia.

Of course, you won’t be able to see shooting stars in a metropolis by the light of lanterns. It is best to enjoy a beautiful natural phenomenon outside the city. It is not necessary to travel far, the main thing is to minimize the sources of artificial lighting. It is advisable to climb a hill, for example, a hill, as the view from the lowland will be worse.

No special technique is needed for this, the Perseid stream is beautiful in that it can be seen with the naked eye. The main thing is that there are no clouds.

How to make a wish on a shooting star

Astrologers remind: the night of August 12-13, 2022 is the time of miracles and fulfillment of desires. Every year during this period, the activity of meteor showers increases. The peak is the Perseid meteor shower.

According to leading experts, this time is ideal not only for romantic dates, but also for the fulfillment of innermost desires. To do this, it turns out, is quite easy. The main thing is to know at what exact moment to ask the Universe for help and support.

The «instruction» for the correct making of wishes consists of only a few, but very important points:

  • To begin with, it is important to carefully comprehend the desire, to make sure that it is true, and not imposed by society or close circle. It is strictly forbidden to talk about a dream to anyone! After all, this is a personal matter.
  • It is important to write down the desire on a piece of paper. At the same time, it is necessary to formulate briefly, bypassing all sorts of details. You formulate the ultimate goal, for example, to buy a car, and how you will get funds, where you will find a suitable car, who will help you arrange everything is not your concern, because all of the above will be resolved and develop in the best possible way.
  • Find a spot where you can watch the Perseid stream. A balcony or a window sill by the window will not work — you will have to go out into nature or at least go to the park — where you can freely observe the starry sky and falling meteors. For security reasons, it’s best to do this with someone you trust.
  • «Catching a star» in the sky, say the written desire quickly and clearly. As soon as the light from the meteor goes out, the universe will respond. Afterwards, don’t forget to be grateful. Sincere and kind words or even deeds will help you fulfill your dream much faster.

Astrologers warn: after the completion of the ritual, you should not expect a miracle every day. Everything will happen when needed. At the same time, excessive irritability and obsession will only aggravate the situation and delay the happy moment.

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