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Look out for the Perseid Meteor Shower

It is a spectacular sight, it comes around every year, but sometimes we miss out on it all together thanks to the weather.

The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks this weekend.

It gets its name from the constellation Perseus as it looks like it originates at the same point in the sky as the constellation.

At its height you will be able to spot up to 100 meteors per hour.

Credit: Anthony King

But will you have the clear skies needed to see the best of it? Here's your overnight forecast:

Meteors are bright streaks of light that shoot across the sky.

They are caused by debris or small particles from an asteroid or comet that burn up as they enter the Earth's atmosphere

Commonly known as shooting stars, they can sometimes turn into bright fireballs that can last a few seconds.