August - the month for meteor showers

Now it's not browsing the internet that will keep me up late it's the meteor showers! It's time for the annual Perseid meteor showers and I'll be wrapped up in a sweater and blankets watching the show!

Tonight is expected to be this year's maximum display - but the best times for watching will be from 1:57 a.m. until dawn at 4:45 a.m. so go take a nap and set an alarm! Of course, the number of meteors that you'll see will depend on the darkness of the sky; but under the right conditions you may see one or two per minute.

So, if you're in an area where the sky is dark why not enjoy the show!

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