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It will be possible to observe the Perseids this week

From next Thursday, astronomy enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the passage of the Perseids, one of the brightest meteor showers.

The full moon, however, could limit meteor sightings from next weekend.

This is why it is best to observe the passage of shooting stars as early as Thursday, when the “almost full moon” will not yet affect the brightest stars. However, the best time remains the night of August 12 to 13, since the meteor shower will reach its peak, according to the Montreal Planetarium Astronomical Society.

The Space for Life recommends waiting until the end of the night to observe shooting stars.

However, it is recommended to stay away from the city, since light pollution can affect the brightness of shooting stars. In addition to the full moon, artificial light from streetlights, signs and vehicles can make it difficult to see meteors, the meteorologist said.

For the best experience, the sky should be clear and limited from any light exposure. It is therefore advisable to drop the cell phone, which would be useless anyway.

According to the Canadian Space Agency, 20 to 30 meteors per hour can be observed during the Perseids “peak”.