Malaysians Can Catch The Perseids Meteor Shower On 12 August In Person Or Via This Livestream
Since we’re all stuck at home right now, here’s some news that might cheer you up and give you something to look forward to. According to the National Planetarium, Malaysians can try to catch the annual Perseids meteor shower from July 17 to August 24.
But to fully enjoy this phenomenon in all its glory, Malaysians are encouraged to observe the night sky from 9pm next Thursday, 12 August until early Friday morning, 13 August. This is when the meteor shower is said to be at its peak with a rate of 110 meteors per hour, or almost two meteors per minute.
However, the meteor shower would only be visible in a dark place that’s free of light pollution. So for those of us who live in the cities, it’s going to be a little difficult to catch the sight, but it’s not impossible.
Thanks to Sabah-based group Dark Sky Malaysia in collaboration with Sabah’s science, technology and innovation ministry and the National Planetarium, a live stream of the meteor shower would be provided to give the public a chance to catch the rare sight.
The live stream will start at 8pm on 12 August, and is available via Dark Sky Malaysia’s Facebook page and Youtube channel as well as on Karnival Sains Sabah’s Facebook page, so make sure to tune in on time!