After Monday’s partial lunar eclipse comes another exciting astrological event - the Perseid meteor shower. According to the Hong Kong Observatory, the meteor shower is expected to occur Saturday night at around 9.30pm until 5.20am Sunday morning.
The meteors can be seen with the naked eye, so there’s no need to bring any telescopes. Serious stargazers should bring a star map, red light torch and a mat but be warned — reports of unfavourable observational conditions are rife, due to the latitude of the moon and light pollution. We suggest heading out to Sai Kung and Lantau Island for the best viewing points with minimal light pollution. Other great viewing spots for the meteor shower include Po Toi Island, Cheng Chau and Tai Tau Chau in Shek O.
Arm yourself with plenty of coffee, as the peak time to observe the shower is around 5am. Happy stargazing!