THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Perseid meteor shower on Mother’s Day night

NATIONWIDE: Stargazers will be able to see a perseid meteor shower after midnight Mother’s Day tonight (Aug 12) until early tomorrow morning, said Voravit Tanwuthibundhit, a local astronomer and adviser to the Chalerm Phra Kiat Observatory 7 in Chachoengsao province.


By Bangkok Post

Sunday 12 August 2018, 12:34PM


A stargazer views a perseid meteor shower through a telescope at an observatory in Chachoengsao province. The shooting stars can be seen with naked eyes annually between July 17-Aug 24.

A stargazer views a perseid meteor shower through a telescope at an observatory in Chachoengsao province. The shooting stars can be seen with naked eyes annually between July 17-Aug 24.

Mr Voravit said the annual Perseid meteor shower can be observed with the naked eye over the northeastern sky from anywhere in Thailand if the sky is clear and cloudless.

The shooting stars will start to be seen after midnight of Aug 12, will reach its peak at 3am and remain visible until dawn of Aug 13, he said.

Stargazers are advised to chose an open area free of interfering lights. If all is well, the meteor shower will be spectacular and exciting. The best way to view the shooting stars is to lay flat on the ground or on a recliner. If they are lucky enough, they may be able to see as many as 110 shooting stars an hour, he said.

Mr Voravit said the Perseid meteor shower can also be view from the Chalerm Phra Kiat Observatory 7 in Chachoengsao as well as other observatories in the country.

 

Read original story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

"The court later released him and Yong on bail of B400,000 baht, and Thanee on B500,000, and pr...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

Why is the truck on the wrong side of the road, and what part of the accident involved the pickup?...(Read More)


Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

Premchai's been released on bail. Does this mean he has a suspended sentence or that his appeal ...(Read More)


Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

So, just the 1000 dollar question, who did kill the black leopard? Don't tell me that one of the...(Read More)


Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

"How long is the old poor Thai couple.." Try to google it or sent a petition and ask for a...(Read More)


New Zealand mosque attack suspect charged with murder

"addicted to psychotropic drugs" Would that be an excuse for his doings. Surprised that se...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

"Where has the reader been the last decades" and what country is suspending a license for ...(Read More)


Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

For how long is the old poor Thai couple in jail for plucking mushrooms in a national park?? How is...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

ok the truck should not have been there, but the motorbike was apparently overtaking over a double y...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

One wonders who the real troll is... . I use the road on a regular basis and it IS dangerous if one ...(Read More)