Meteor shower overnight

The annual meteor shower, with dozens of "shooting stars" appearing each hour, will take place overnight. But a clear view of the show could be threatened by the weather.

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Meteor shower expected to reach its peak in UK tonight

A meteor shower is expected to reach its peak and send hundreds of shooting stars into the UK sky tonight.

At around 11:30pm a meteor shower will strike the night sky and could be visible, if weather conditions remain relatively clear.

People watch the annual Perseid meteor shower in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel (August 2012). Credit: Reuters/Amir Cohen

However, experts have warned that the most observable activities might be seen in the North of the UK.

The moon will not be present when the shower reaches its peak, which may increase the visibility of the shooting stars.

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