Meteor shower in Welsh skies

Stargazers in Wales were treated to a "natural firework display", as the Perseids meteor shower illuminated the night sky last night.

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'Shooting stars' seen all over Wales

People all over Wales took to Twitter to share their excitement at having seen the Perseids meteor shower last night.

Meteor shower lights up Welsh skies

This picture was taken at the Lower Neuadd Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons - which is recognised as a good location for stargazing. Credit: Richard Jones - MLA Photography

Stargazers in Wales were delighted by the "natural firework display" of the Perseids meteor shower last night.

Meteors - often known as shooting stars - appeared as a result of material falling from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle.

The Perseids meteor shower is an annual event, between mid-July and mid-August, but last night was expected to be particularly good, with as many as 60 meteors an hour visible to the naked eye.

A zoomed-in version of the photograph, taken at 1.20am, shows a green-tailed meteor. Credit: Richard Jones - MLA Photography

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