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Look up: Irish people promised shooting stars tonight

Look up: Irish people promised shooting stars tonight

The shower produces up to 150 meteors per hour, making it the "brightest shooting star" displays of the year.

On Saturday night, the skies above Ireland are set to be filled with thousands of shooting stars as the annual Perseids meteor shower reaches its peak.

The Perseid Meteor Shower peaked at dawn Saturday morning, but with better atmospheric conditions, the best chance for us to see the show is tonight.

The Perseid meteor shower occurs every July and August as the Earth crashes through ancient debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet-tail.

People of the northern hemisphere were dazzled with the Perseid meteor shower.

Anytime you are outside at night, give your eyes time to adjust and you will see more than you have seen before! They are little pieces of cosmic dust and debris that are left behind by the Comet Swift-Tuttle.

Twitter astronomer @VirtualAstro said that reports of meteor viewings had come thick and fast as soon as the clouds had cleared after dark.

Tonight's the night of the annual Perseid meteor showers over Ireland - and like nearly every other year, there's cloud cover predicted.

Look up at a height that's approximately two-thirds of the way into the sky towards any direction to see the shower.

The Perseids are so named because they appear to originate from the constellation Perseus, in the north east of the night sky.

"The Perseids can be very bright and often spectacular".


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