Perseid Meteor Shower 10-13 August 2012

Fancy catching a glimpse of one of the biggest firework shows in the world? Expect to see as many as 100 meteorites per hour burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere when the annual Perseid Meteor Shower peaks on 12 August, this weekend.

Take a look at NASA’s guide to watching the Perseids below to find out what this yearly astronomical event is and how best to watch it.

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