Mark your calendars Malaysians, you’ll be able to witness the Perseids meteor shower in the night sky this coming Sunday (13th August).

The National Space Agency released a statement stating that people in the country can expect to see between 60 and 100 meteors for a duration of 1 hour at approximately 1:30am. The good news is, spectators may be able see up to 150 meteors at pollution-free locations.

Meteor Shower
Source: EPA/Daniel Reinhardt

However, the waning gibbous moon will make it a challenge to see the meteor shower clearly,” the statement reads. It added that the moon was expected to rise at 10:16 pm on Saturday (12th August).


Every year, the Perseids meteor shower takes place between 17th July and 24th August when the earth passes through the path of Comet Swift-Tuttle. As a result, the impact leaves behind a collection of space dust and debris.

Meteor Shower
Source: Reuters/Dado Ruvic

Hopefully, we’ll be able to see it! Get those wishes ready peeps 😉

Source: Bernama via The Star/ Featured image: EPA.

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