Perseid meteor showering set to rise at weekend

A Perseid Meteor flashes opposite the night sky above Corfe CastleImage copyright
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A Perseid meteor flashes opposite the night sky above Corfe Castle, in Dorset, in 2016

The Perseid meteor showering will rise over the weekend, giving stargazers the event to mark scores of sharpened stars in the sky.

Astronomers contend hundreds of meteors will strain opposite the sky in a display that may be manifest around the world.

The Perseid meteor showering occurs every Jul and Aug as the Earth passes waste from the Swift-Tuttle comet.

The BBC Weather centre pronounced it would rise from 23:00 BST on Saturday and could be seen in many tools of the UK.

However, experts contend the Perseids could be harder to see this year as the Moon will be three-quarters full.

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Robin Scagell, clamp boss of the Society for Popular Astronomy, pronounced he was still carefree of a good display.

“We can demeanour brazen to a decent display, even yet they aren’t going to be raining down from the sky.

“The Perseids can be very splendid and mostly utterly spectacular. Some meteor showers are slow, but we are moving into the Perseid stream so they are coming at us utterly swiftly.

“I consider under good conditions you competence see one or two a minute, substantially some-more towards Sunday morning rather than Saturday.”

But he pronounced stargazers competence need some luck, adding: “You could see nothing at all for a few mins and then two or three.

“You competence be propitious or unlucky; that’s the way with meteors.”

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