'Impressive' Perseid meteor showering seen over UK

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Meteors prisoner above a Jill Windmill in West Sussex early on Sunday

The Perseid meteor showering has been seen over tools of a UK, giving stargazers a event to mark scores of sharpened stars in a sky.

The showering was due to rise in a UK on Saturday night, in a arrangement also manifest in other tools of a world.

Stargazers took to amicable media to contend they had seen a display, in that 100 meteors had been approaching an hour.

The Perseid meteor showering occurs each Jul and Aug as a Earth passes waste from a Swift-Tuttle comet.

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BBC News website reader Keith Trueman prisoner a meteor showering opposite a credentials of a Milky Way on Exmoor

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Bob Girling

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Bob Girling witnessed this considerable steer above Chilton, Oxfordshire, during around 23:20 BST

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Michiko Smith

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Michiko Smith took a array of photos, including this one, from his behind garden in Normanton, West Yorkshire

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Alan Saunders

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Relatively transparent skies above Ide, nearby Exeter, gave Alan Saunders a possibility to sketch a meteor showering from his house

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Darren Felgate

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Reader Darren Felgate pronounced this was taken from his behind garden nearby a cricket belligerent in Scarborough

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Brian Gibson

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Brian Gibson prisoner a Perseid meteor flitting by a constellation of Ursa Major from his behind garden in Milngavie, Glasgow during 23:03 BST

Former England cricketer Paul Collingwood was among those who attempted to mark a meteors.

He tweeted that a showering had been “impressive”.

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Writer Robert Macfarlane? pronounced a “eye-searing china sky-scratches kick any firework arrangement I’ve ever seen”.

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However, not everybody speckled a showering so easily.

BBC domestic match Chris Mason tweeted that he had attempted to perspective a shower, though missed many of a sharpened stars.

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Experts had warned that a Perseids might have been harder to see this year as a Moon was three-quarters full.

But Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna pronounced a continue had given stargazers a good event to see a meteor shower.

He said: “There were some good cloud breaks, so many areas would have had a good possibility to see them during a early hours. It would have been flattering good viewing.”

Robin Scagell, clamp boss of a Society For Popular Astronomy, combined that nonetheless a power of a arrangement had appearance on Saturday (12 August), a meteor showering would still be manifest until 20 August.

He said: “For a subsequent few days we could design to see some – though dwindling numbers. So tonight will be substantially a best possibility of saying them if we missed them final night.”

The best place to see a meteors was underneath a transparent sky, divided from built-up areas, he said.

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Barry Bird

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Reader Barry Bird prisoner this perspective of a Perseid meteor, a Pleiades and Venus rising over Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

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John-Paul Brophy

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A Perseid meteor appears over Beachy Head in Eastbourne in this shot by reader John-Paul Brophy

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Mike Driscoll

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Reader Mike Driscoll photographed this perspective of a meteor flitting by The Plough over his residence in Ashurst, Hampshire

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John Cooper

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Reader John Cooper witnessed this Perseid meteor from his behind garden in Leicestershire during about 02:00 BST on Sunday.

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