A spectacular meteor shower will be visible on Merseyside in AUGUST

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

The spectacular Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak on the 12th August when up to 80 meteors an hour can be spotted.

However, this year the meteors may be harder to spot, as the glare from the moon could reduce some visibility.

Heading out to areas away from light pollution, such as the countryside, will give you the greatest chance of seeing meteors.

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Chances of spotting meteors on 12th August will also be weather dependent, as clear skies give the best viewing opportunities.

 

The Perseids are bits and pieces of cosmic dust and debris left in the orbital path of Comet Swift-Tuttle.

Meteor showers happen when bits of ice and dust, which can be as small as a grain of sand or as big as a pea collide with the earths atmosphere at 134,000mph.

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