NARIT invites the public to take their mothers to see meteor shower on Mother’s Day


BANGKOK – The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) (NARIT) is inviting Thai nationals to bring their mothers to observe the Perseid meteor shower from midnight onwards on Mother’s Day.

NARIT said that the new moon on August 13 will create perfect conditions to observe the meteor shower, as the new moon will create the effect of a dimmer night sky, and there could be as many as 100 meteors per hour during the meteor shower’s peak.

The Meteor shower should be visible throughout the skies in areas where there are no storm clouds.

The Perseid meteor shower occurs annually between mid-July to August, but the intensity usually peaks in August.