Qatar's skies will witness a handsome astronomical event as Perseid meteor shower will be visible to naked eyes on Friday with more than 100 meteors possibly seen per hour. On average, the meteor shower should supply roughly 50 meteors per hour; however, sometimes you can get outbursts of 100-200 meteors per hour, while other hours or nights will provide much less. Australia isn't the best place to view the shower at the best of times, as the Perseids are largely obscured to most of Australia. Let your eyes adjust for 20 minutes, then have patience and observe the sight.
Earth is set to once again pass through the dust of the Swift-Tuttle comet, sparking the annual Perseid meteor shower. In his The Sky This Week, he said where the meteors appear to emanate - in the constellation Perseus - which rises in the eastern sky late in the evening. Plus, the best time to see these shooting stars will be right before or just after moonrise this weekend, considering the moon will still be so bright. Every year in the month of August the skies are graced with what is known as the Perseid Meteor Shower. "And that's just because the moon's going to wash out the fainter ones".
Greenwich's Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 David Kingham combined 23 individual stills over several hours to depict a Perseid meteor shower.
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The moon, which will be three-quarters full, will make it slightly more hard to see - as will viewing from the city.
Mostly cloudy today (perhaps partly cloudy for a bit) with scattered showers and thunderstorms starting to pop up around or shortly after lunchtime and becoming most numerous during the afternoon as a cold front approaches. At best they can burst and drop up to a few hundred in an hour. It's possible to see one or two, but the best chances occur after midnight.
That said, cloud cover may be an issue, Gilmore said, but those clouds should gradually clear out through early Saturday morning before dawn.
The darker the location, the better, so those hoping to spot the Perseids should aim for vantage points away from the light pollution of towns and cites.