Perseid meteor showering set to rise during weekend

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

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

Astronomers contend hundreds of meteors will strain opposite a sky in a arrangement that competence be manifest around a world.

The Perseid meteor showering occurs each Jul and Aug as a Earth passes waste from a 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 a UK.

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

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Robin Scagell, clamp boss of a 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 a sky.

“The Perseids can be really splendid and mostly utterly spectacular. Some meteor showers are slow, though we are relocating into a Perseid tide so they are entrance during us utterly swiftly.

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

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

“You competence be propitious or unlucky; that’s a approach with meteors.”

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