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This natural phenomenon will light up the skies over Muscat next week

Muscat’s nights will be lit up next week, and if you’re lucky you may be able to witness it too. The event – the Perseids Meteor Shower – which is one of the most common summer showers began on the July 17 and will continue up to 24th August 2018.

 PThe Perseids will reach its peak on Sunday, 12th August, and will last up to early hours of Monday 13th August. It will occur at a rate of 80 meteors per hour and at 60 km/second speed — so you may be able to snap a few photos of the event too.

Ali bin Amer Al Shibani, the head of the Omani Astronomical Society told local media that the date of the meteors can be forecasted and that meteors may last for hours, days or weeks.

He added: “The best nights to follow the fall of such meteors will be 11th, 12th and 13th of August 2018. The peak will be from 9.00 pm on Sunday 12th August to 4.30 am on Monday 13th August.