Every year, the Perseid meteor shower is active from the mid-July season to late August. According to astronomers, the peak of the meteor shower is set to be around August 13 this year, APA reports.
2023 is expected to be a great year for the Perseids as the moon’s illumination will only be at 10 percent during the shower, which means that the shower will be relatively clearer for star lovers.
This Perseid shower is caused by the Earth passing through debris that is just bits of ice and rock. These bits were left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle, which last passed close to Earth in 1992. The peak of the Perseids takes place on Earth when the planet passes through the densest and dustiest area on August 11 and 12.
NASA says that this time around, on average, you can expect to see up to 100 meteors per hour during the Perseids peak.
The Perseid meteor shower will be observed in Baku throughout the night. The meteor shower is expected to reach maximum activity around noon on August 13, so the best views from Azerbaijan can be seen before dawn and after sunset on that day.