The sky of Egypt and the Arab region is witnessing one of the best meteor showers in the year 2021, which is the Perseids, which will reach their peak from midnight on Thursday, August 12 and during the hours before sunrise on Friday, August 13, when it is expected that it will fall this year at a rate of up to 100 meteors per hour.
Dr. Ashraf Tadros, professor of astrophysics at the National Institute for Astronomical and Geophysical Research and former head of the Astronomy Department, said that the Pershawiyat meteor shower is one of the most famous meteor showers that amateur astronomers follow in the northern hemisphere, explaining that it is the fifth in the order of meteor showers throughout the year. Its peak is on August 12-13, and the best time to see it is after midnight until dawn the next day.
And the association continued: In order to monitor the Perseid meteors, it must be from a dark location away from the lights of cities with a wide view of the sky to get the best results, and from those locations (Valley of the Moon) in the town of Asfan (120 kilometers) north of Jeddah or other dark places.
Masrawy provides you with the best places to be able to watch meteors.
– Fayoum desert
It takes an hour and a half from Cairo to reach Fayoum, where you can see the stars and meteors clearly at night. If you camp there, spend most of the activities in Fayoum outdoors such as sandboarding, horse riding or exploring the monuments there. And the best, of course, is the stunning night view of the Fayoum Towers overlooking the magnificent Magic Lake in the middle of the desert.
It is also considered one of the best places in the White Desert, the North Coast, Sharm El Sheikh, Nuweiba, and Siwa One
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