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Perseid meteor shower: It’s happening TONIGHT and THIS is where you can watch it

August 12, 2017 6:58 PM
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Perseid meteor shower: It’s happening TONIGHT and THIS is where you can watch it

The annual Perseids is predicted to be one of the most spectacular shows of the year – but don’t worry if you’re missing out tonight, the display is expected to dazzle the skies for a whole week.

The BBC Weather centre said it would peak from 23:00 until 04:00 and it could be seen in most parts of the UK.

Astronomers says hundreds of meteors will streak across the sky in a display that may be visible around the world.

The Perseid meteor shower occurs every July and August as the planet passes debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet.

But experts say the Perseids could be harder to see this year as the Moon will be three-quarters full.

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Source: dailystar.co.uk

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