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

If you can see through the clouds, there's a meteor shower happening tonight in Ireland Here's how you can see the Perseid Meteor Shower Saturday night
Devin Neal | 14 August, 2017, 00:52

The best opportunity to see the Perseid meteor shower is during the dark, pre-dawn hours of August 13.

There were attractive scenes in the sky last night, as hundreds of shooting stars rained down in the Perseid meteor shower.

But experts have warned that with the moon at three-quarters full, it may make it harder this year to spot the meteors as they fly past.

"The shower is visible pan India in the sky towards north, although clouds and bad weather conditions are likely to effect the visibility at a few places", the statement added.

The Perseid meteor shower occurs every July and August as the Earth crashes through ancient debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet-tail.

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But Venezuelan authorities said they had suppressed a military rebellion near the central city of Valencia . Rear Admiral Remigio Ceballos, head of the military's strategic operational command, said on Twitter .

Stargazers stayed up last night to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower.

Anytime you are outside at night, give your eyes time to adjust and you will see more than you have seen before! However, this was decisively debunked by NASA, saying that meteor shower enthusiasts, as always, have to wait for the sun to set in order to clearly see them.

The Perseids are so-called because the point from which they appear, known as the radiant, lies in the constellation of Perseus. Peak viewing will be Friday night, early Saturday, Saturday night and early Sunday.

He said: "We can look forward to a decent display, even though they aren't going to be raining down from the sky".

It's made up of debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet and happens every August.

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