Perseid Meteor

Prepare to be dazzled by meteors streaking across the sky on the nights of 11-12 August, as the annual Perseid Meteor Shower is set to peak this weekend as a result of trailing debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet, which was first discovered 150 years ago.

Perseid meteor showers create what some consider the best and most reliable shooting stars display for Northern Hemisphere observers. After midnight is the best time for meteor-watching.

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Written by The Science Squad