A Massive Meteor Shower Will Be Visible Over Montreal This Week - MTL Blog

A Massive Meteor Shower Will Be Visible Over Montreal This Week

The fireballs can be seen from the downtown core.

Meteor showers are a pretty amazing thing to witness. Unfortunately, when you live in the city, we don't get to see many celestial events because of light pollution.

But that's not the case for the Perseid meteor shower. This one is known for being the biggest and most incredible shower of the year.

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What makes this meteor shower truly amazing is the fact that it is packed with up to 100 meteors per hour.

Normal meteor showers aren't visible from big cities, but some of the Perseid fireballs actually burn brighter than some stars, which means they will be visible even from the downtown core as long as building aren't in the way.

The meteor shower starts Tonight and lasts until August 14, but the peak of the event is supposed to take place on the night of August 12th. 


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