Perseids Meteor Showers Singapore 2020



Get ready to stargaze tonight.


The Perseids Meteor Shower is back in Singapore's Sky. After gazing at the 5 stars (and a moon) on the Singapore flag, it is time to look up and see stars blazing through the sky.


What is The Perseids Meteor Showers

Source: Sky & Telescope


The Perseids originate from the comet Swift-Tuttle. The meteors are called the Perseids because the point from which they appear to hail lies in the constellation Perseus. This meteor shower is one of the brightest meteors showers that occur annually between July and Aug. This year, the peak period will be between Aug 11- Aug 13.


When to watch

Dates: 11 Aug to 13 Aug Morning

Observation Time: 2am onwards

Best Time to observe: 4am to 6pm

Direction: North Eastern

Places to watch from: East Coast Park, Changi Beach, Ang Mo Kio - Bishan Park

Constellation Perseus rises from 1230am onwards

You can download apps such as Skyview Lite or Startracker on your phone to watch


What to bring?

No equipment needed. There are many places you can observe even from your own home. If you are heading out, do note the following

  • Field of view to be unblock
  • Wear covered clothing and shoes in open fields
  • Bring insect repellents (there is still the risk of Dengue)
  • No more than 5 in a group (Phase 2)
  • Wear a mask

What to expect?

In Singapore, Perseids might not appear as a shower. Instead, expect to catch them one by one in our skies. Patience is the key as some nights you might only be able to catch one meteor 



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