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The Perseid meteor shower maximum is almost upon us, and this year especially, you don't want to miss it.
The annual August meteor shower is one of the most prolific natural light shows of the year with up to 100 shooting stars streaking across the sky per hour at its peak.
It's also the brightest of the annual meteor showers. In 2013 NASA declared the Perseid meteor shower the "Fireball Champion" because it had the most shooting stars that shone at least as brightly as Venus in the night sky.
yeah watched iss last night myself go over scotland,still amazes me even tho i,ve saw it a few times,still watch in aww as it glides silently overhead. Apparently wednesday night is best time for us to see the perseid shower so i,ll be keeping my eyes out,not that i don,t look up constantly anyway lol
originally posted by: smurfy
Let's hope we get the sky for it. It was clear last night as I watched the ISS going over, twice actually... and incredibly bright last night, as bright as I've ever seen it, even well into three quarters of it's transit. I didn't see any of the shower though, although it has already started.