WATCH: Stunning Perseid meteor shower dazzles in the skies over Liverpool

The spectacular perseid meteor shower reached its peak on the 12th & 13th August when up to 80 meteors an hour could be spotted.

A local photographer captured the stunning display in the skies over Liverpool.

Phil Crane filmed a time-lapse from Crosby beach, showing meteors burning up in the earths atmosphere, which created amazing streaks of light across the sky.

Stars and meteors. Credit: Phil Crane

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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