"The dunes at Mleiha, especially around Al Faya Mountain and The Fossil Rock, offer a secluded experience for visitors and sky watchers who look forward to create great memories out of this opportunity". The Perseids are part of the 16-mile comet Swift-Tuttle's trail of dust, and they're named after the constellation Perseus, according to the American Meteor Society. According to Live Science, Swift-Tuttle is the largest known object to repeatedly pass close by earth.
When is the best time to see the meteor shower?
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The meteors will appear as bright streaks of light that shoot across the sky so fast you can blink and miss them. But one particular shower is considered the most incredible of the year - and it's coming very soon. You will want to bring a comfortable chair or a blanket and bug spray. However, most like the Perseid can only be seen under ideal conditions, which according to Blake, will take place August 10 - 14.
The Perseids as seen from the International Space Station.
The annual Perseid meteor shower is back, with the peak night for the shooting stars falling on Sunday, August 12th, and into the early hours of Monday. The meteor shower will be visible to the naked eye after midnight in areas without light pollution. For the best viewing, make sure you get away from city lights.
Twarog describes the Perseid meteor shower as "spectacular", however he doesn't get too excited about the event.
Watching meteors is a fun way to introduce friends and family to the enjoyment of the heavens. Venus will be the first to appear after the sun sets and will be best viewed on the western horizon at around 9:30 p.m. local time. Though experts say this eclipse will not be as intense last summer's but if you're in the north, it's worth checking out.