Telegraph: Perseid meteor shower to reach peak over Britain

Up to two meteors will be visible every minute over the British countryside on Saturday night as the annual Perseid display reaches its peak.

The meteors, which appear when particles of space dust collide with our atmosphere, will be visible as bright streaks across the night sky eminating from the Perseus constellation to the north.

The Perseid shower, which happens each August, began on Wednesday night but will reach its most active period on Saturday with thousands of meteors expected to be seen over the coming evenings…
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