When you can see the Perseid meteor shower from Herts tonight

When you can see the Perseid meteor shower from Herts tonight

We've all become stargazers during the last couple of months, with Comet Neowise last month as well as Space X's Starlink satellites earlier in the spring. Now it's worth looking up to the sky again, as the Perseid meteor show will peak tonight, giving Brits the best opportunity to get a glance of the spectacular show. The shower is one of the highlights of the meteor calendar due to the high volume and bright meteors you'll be able to see - which could even include seeing fireballs burning in the atmosphere. The Perseid (pronounced Per-see-id) shower can be seen every July and August, as the Earth crosses into th debris left behind by Comet 109-Swift-Tuttle. The name originates from the constellation of Perseus, and astronomers call this point the shower's radiant. How to see the Perseid meteor shower tonight? Wherever you are you should be able to spot some of the show, but there are certain things you can do to increase your chances of getting the best view. You should also be warned that the days leading up to the peak are normally better than those following it - so your chances may decrease from tomorrow. Check the weather beforehand and try to get away from light pollution and built-up areas - that means the countryside, a park or even just facing away from street lights may help. Sign up to the HertsLive newsletter If you're looking for a way to stay up to date with the latest breaking news from ...
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