Meteor shower to light up night sky with 100 shooting stars per hour

The sky over the UK is to be lit up by up to 100 shooting stars tonight and tomorrow, as the height of the Perseid meteor shower occurs.


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The Perseid meteor shower will light up the night sky from Saturday, August 12, until August 23, with up to 100 meteors each hour.

And the cosmic show will be displayed between 10:30PM and 4:30AM for your local time zone.

The moon will be nearly pitch black, giving off only the faint glow of its waning crescent phase, leaving the Perseid light show to brighten the darkness all by itself.

Every August, during Earth’s orbit around the sun, our planet passes through the remnants left behind by the Swift–Tuttle comet during its 133-year-long orbit around our solar system.

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