The Met Office has released its most up-to-date weather forecast for the Perseids 2017, and it's a mixed bag of fog, cloud and rain - hardly ideal for not only seeing the meteors, but being outside in the middle of the night. "But the moon is going to be about three-quarters full, so some of the more faint meteors won't show up as well". Unlike many other meteor showers, they also take place in the warmth of summer, and over an extended period of time, allowing people the opportunity to relax and watch them without worrying about hypothermia.
Tadros pointed out that the astronomical phenomenon can be seen with the naked eye and does not have any adverse effect on human health, or on the planet in general. The meteor shower can be seen with the naked eye and doesn't need telescope or other equipment, he said, adding that the viewing experience is better and the meteor shower, which looks like a fireball show, is clearer and more lovely in places far from lighting. Currently, the moon is 3/4 full. Perseids are the stream of debris and stretches along the orbit of the comet Swift-Tuttle. However, this makes it more hard to view the meteor shower because of the moon's glare.
As of Friday afternoon, Storm Team 8 expected clearing skies Friday and Saturday night.
Where Can You See the Perseid?"At best, they outburst from a normal rate between 80-100 meteors per hour to a few hundred per hour", he says in a statement.
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Greenwich's Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 David Kingham combined 23 individual stills over several hours to depict a Perseid meteor shower.
"This year, however, there is a bright waning gibbous moon in the sky all three mornings", said Earthsky.org. The moon won't set during the night time, so there's no way around the light pollution it will give off.
The meteors will appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus, in the north sky beneath the more recognizable "W" of Cassiopeia.
Scattered thunderstorms are possible in the D.C. area into Saturday evening, but there's a good chance they diminish and at least partial clearing begins after sunset. This happens every year on a very predictable schedule, beginning about July 17 until around September 1, with the peak in August, according to Sky & Telescope.