A special meteor shower that can be witnessed without any special equipment will be lighting up the sky. It takes place every year in August, when the Earth passes through a cloud of debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle, prompting ice and dust to burn up in the atmosphere.
According to NASA, around 150 meteors will be showering every hour starting Saturday night during Perseids’ peak. However, the full moon might make it a bit difficult to see.
High humidity may also play a spoilsport by decreasing visibility to about 30 meteors an hour locally, according to Jassim Lari of the Qatar Astronomy Club.
Astronomy expert Dr. Beshir Marzouk said the best time to see the shower locally is from late night Saturday, Aug. 12 to dawn on Sunday morning.
It is recommended to be in a dark location in the country to witness the meteor shower.
The best experience will be provided in the northern part of Qatar. This is where the radiant is, or the point in the sky where the meteors will appear to originate from.
Experts believe that the phenomenon can be seen without the need of telescopes.