How to watch the Perseid meteor shower in Britain tonight

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How can you see the meteor shower?

The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak late in the evening Saturday into early Sunday morning, though a similar show could be seen Friday evening into early Saturday morning.

You won't be able to see as many meteors when you're in a place with light pollution, which includes most of America.

-Focus your attention on the constellations Cassiopeia and Perseus as this is where the meteors will be shooting. They are tiny space debris made from the comet Swift-Tuttle, which is the largest object known to make repeated passes near the earth.

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It means that because of the moonless sky we'll experience this weekend, the Perseid meteor shower will be quite the spectacle as it lights up the exceptionally dark skies. "Moon is to set at 7.12pm Doha time", the expert added. The webcast, which you can also follow here at the Slooh website, will offer live commentary and views of the annual meteor shower. The ice and dust, accumulating over a thousand years, burn up in our atmosphere to create the meteor shower.

One such person is Paul Jacobs, who photographed some stunning images of the Perseid meteors over the beach at Lee-on-the-Solent in Hampshire.

Skies will be clear enough both of the nights this weekend to see them. "Even if the sky is dark enough, if you are exposed to any bright light nearby, your eyes will not be dark-adapted", said Bellavia. Scientists from NASA also said that camping out in the country can triple the amount of visible meteors. Others are brighter and can appear to sail across our sky for several seconds, leaving a glowing smoke trail. Your best bet is to find a place where there are no obstructions to your view of the horizon.