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Simon's Blog - Meteor Spotting 2...the sequel!

Spot the meteor! Photo: Credit : Tim Burgess

If you spotted someone looking a bit bleary eyed today, it's highly likely they were out looking at the sky last night.

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower, caused by the Earth passing through the rocky debris left behind by the Swift-Tuttle Comet, was at it's peak last night, with as many as 30 meteors viewable each hour.

I tried but didn't see a single one, although I did catch a glimpse of the International Space Station passing over. Thankfully other people had more luck than me and even better than that, they sent me some photos.

A Perseid at Wilton Windmill.... Credit: Tim Burgess
...and the ISS too! Credit: Tim Burgess
The International Space station above Corfe Castle in Dorset Credit: Andy Lyons
Another meteor in Crowborough in East Sussex. Credit: Tom Lee
Three of them in the sky above St Leonards-on-Sea in Sussex Credit: Ross Lawford

Keep your eyes to the skies as the Perseid Meteor Shower continues until late August and the next ISS pass will be tonight at around 9.30 pm.

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