Green Lights Captured Shooting Across The Sky During Meteor Shower

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This year the most visible days are projected to be August 11-13, and NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke says the US can expect to see as many as 60 to 70 meteors per hour during the shower's peak.

The peak and most optimum time to see the show will be early on Monday morning.

The meteor shower is actually the Earth moving into particles of dust and rock from the comet, some as small as grains of sand. Wherever you are this weekend, keep in mind to look up.

Greater numbers of meteors are visible when the radiant is high.

This year, the Perseids shower will last overall from August 10 to 14, with the peak taking place this weekend.

"I think that everybody should see this", said Miralem Mehic, a Bosnian from an worldwide group of star gazers who watched the light show at the Sand Pyramids - an area of naturally occurring sand columns - near the southern town of Foca.

As long as you're in the Northern Hemisphere, the Perseid meteor shower will be right overhead.

"This year the moon is young and will not obstruct the vision, so we will be able to see 100 "shooting stars" an hour", Muhamed Muminovic, a member of the Sarajevo Orion astrological society, told Reuters.

The Perseid meteor shower, considered to be the best astronomical event of the year, happens when the Earth orbits through the trail of debris left by the Swift-Tuttle Comet. Scientists from NASA also said that camping out in the country can triple the amount of visible meteors.

The Virtual Telescope Project will be streaming a view of the Perseid meteor shower on Sunday from the Castel Santa Maria in Italy's Perugia province, where the community is restoring the 16th-century church that has been damaged by several earthquakes. You can look anywhere you want to-even directly overhead.

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