THE PERSEID METEOR SHOWER IRELAND 2021: How to Watch and Viewing Tips
The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of my favourite times of the year, there is nothing like getting out of the city on a summer night to watch a star-filled sky as the bright Perseids streak across in vivid colours.
The peak of the meteor shower is on the morning of the 13th August from midnight till before dawn in Ireland, at the peak the rate of "shooting stars" can be up to 100 per hour, and thankfully this year the moon will set in the Dublin area at 22:47GMT on the 12th of August so there will be no lunar glare to hamper the show.
Viewing the night before and the night after is highly recommended too. As as the earth moves into the dust trail of comet Swift-Tuttle the meteors can be seen from late July until late August but the rates are less the further away from the 13th you are.
Below I have added some viewing tips for the shower and some links to help you along the way.
A Perseid Meteor falls above Glendalough Lake in Wicklow