When will the Perseid meteor shower be visible on Merseyside ?

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“Perseid meteor and Milky Way in 2009” by Brocken Inaglory

One of the years biggest and most stunning meteor showers will be visible throughout this month.

The meteor shower will peak between Thursday 11th and Saturday 13th August when around 200 meteors every hour could be spotted.

Astronomers say that after 1am on Friday 12th August should provide the best chances of seeing lots of bright meteors lighting up the night sky.

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This all does depend on the weather though, so like our facebook page or follow us on twitter to keep up to date on your chances of viewing the shower.

Most meteors in a meteor shower are smaller than a grain of sand, so almost all of them disintegrate and never hit the Earth’s surface.

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