Meteors spotted in Port Dickson, KLites disappointed

Meteors spotted in Port Dickson, KLites disappointed
KUALA LUMPUR: Around 40 meteors were found in Port Dickson past midnight until 5am this morning.

“We managed to see only 40 meteors because there were lights from the Port Dickson town and it was cloudy. On average, in total darkness and the weather is clear, we could see up to 100 meteors per hour,” said blogger Shahrin who is also an amateur astronomer who organized an event at Balai Cerap Telok Kemang to observe the meteor shower.

However, not many photos were taken as the meteors appeared at random intervals.
In Kuala Lumpur, many waited for the meteor shower which was reported that it could be seen from any open space with clear skies from to Monday night to early Tuesday morning

"The Perseid meteor showers occurs as the Earth passes through the Swift-Tuttle comet's dusty trail and its debris hurtle into the planet's atmosphere and flare up in brilliant meteors or shooting stars," said National Space Agency (Angkasa), head of space science research unit, Mohd Fairos Asillam yesterday.

Many slept late, excited to observe the Perseid meteor showers. However, many were left disappointed, especially those in Kuala Lumpur, as it rained heavily earlier today.








Below is a video uploaded by The National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States (NASA) on YouTube showing the Perseid meteor showers:


Share your experience. Did you spend the early morning waiting for the meteor shower?