When and where will the Perseid meteor shower be visible on Merseyside ?

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The Perseid meteor shower is one of the greatest meteor showers of the year, so here’s when and where it will be visible.

When ?

The Perseid meteor shower is actually visible from now until 24th August.

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

Unlike last year, meteors may be harder to spot as they will be travelling in front of the moons glare.

Where ?

Although spotting the meteors will be harder to spot compared to last year, heading out to areas away from light pollution, such as the countryside, will give you the greatest chance of seeing meteors.

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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