Perseids meteor shower - updates

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Moon to spoil Perseids meteor shower – astronomers

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:34 PM

The Moon will be more than half full in a so called gibbous phase which means its light will spoil stargazers view in a similar way to that of urban light pollution

PERSEIDS. A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above the hoodoos named Thor's Hammer (L) and the Three Sisters (R) early on August 13, 2016 in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

LIVE: 2016 Perseid meteor shower

Aug 11, 2016 - 11:49 AM

Bookmark this page to watch the 2016 Perseid meteor shower live courtesy of Slooh Community Observatory

Stars and shooting stars are pictured during the annual perseids meteor shower, with the Drusenfluh mountain (L) and the Sulzfluh mountain (R), in St. Antoenien in the canton of Grisons, Switzerland, August 13, 2015. Gian Ehrenzeller/EPA

Perseid meteor shower: Prepare for 'outburst'

Aug 09, 2016 - 12:14 PM

UPDATED For about an hour around 2300 GMT there will be more than double the usual fireball activity associated with the annual Perseid meteor shower

Shooting stars cross the night sky over a wooden idol near the village of Ptich some 25km away from Minsk, Belarus, during the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower on August 15, 2015. Sergey Balay/AFP