Perseids 2018: Where And How To Watch The Dazzling Meteor Shower


This year was set to be an incredible display, as the new moon left the sky darker than usual.

The annual Perseid meteor shower was one of the most spectacular shows in recent years - with up to 300 shooting stars every hour. This picture, taking in the Milky Way, was taken in Tannourine, LebanonJOSEPH EID/AFP/GETTY IMAGESA girl in Kozjak settles in for the long haul. Hopefully, clear skies will allow for the best viewing.

The meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the sky and hence the name Perseids. However, the meteors can appear anywhere in the sky. Often considered one of the most prolific, lovely meteor showers of the year, viewers may get a chance to see 50 to 60 meteors an hour, with the possibility of seeing hundreds during a single hour. The ice and dust, accumulating over a thousand years, burn up in our atmosphere to create the meteor shower.

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He said: 'Peak of the Perseid Meteor showers tonight... and guess what... it's bloody cloudy - again'.

"The origin of the Perseid meteor shower is explained by tiny particles originating from a comet called Swift-Tuttle". Peak temperatures can reach as much as 10,000F (5,537F) as they speed across the sky. You can see both faint and bright meteors with the naked eye, making for easy viewing.

The best views of the Perseids in Sweden will be in the south of the country, according to website Populär Astronomi.

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And don't forget to grab your camera before you head out.

You can watch a live stream of the meteor shower below, provided by the Virtual Telescope Project.

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