Here's how you can see the Perseid Meteor Shower Saturday night

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The annual Perseids is predicted to be one of the most spectacular shows of the year - but don't worry if you're missing out tonight, the display is expected to dazzle the skies for a whole week.

In dark skies away from city lights you may see up to 40-50 meteors per hour.

However, "The Perseids will be a little more hard to see due to the presence of the moon, which will be three-quarters full and will rise shortly before the shower hits its peak", Space.com quoted Cooke.

Perseids are bits of the comet Swift-Tuttle and often create the most unbelievable meteor shower of the year. "Some meteor showers are slow, but we are moving into the Perseid stream so they are coming at us quite swiftly".


It's hard for stargazers to complain, with such a rare sight around the corner.

The real cosmic show will be the total solar eclipse - the first to cross the US coast to coast in 99 years.

NASA says the Perseids will be the warm-up act to the upcoming and much anticipated solar eclipse at the end of the month.

The Perseid meteors are the debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle, which enters Earth's atmosphere every mid-August, according to Scientific American.

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