02
AUG
2016

Perseids Meteor Shower 2016 Could Be Meteor Storm

The 2016 Perseids meteor shower is shaping up to be one of the most spectacular in living memory. Astronomers are predicting an uptick in meteor activity that could see Zenith Hourly Rates (ZHRs) reach a staggering 150 – 170 meteors per hour during the peak nights of 11 –
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28
JUL
2015

Watch the 2015 Perseids Meteor Shower in August from the UK

The 2015 Perseids Meteor Shower is already well under way. UK observers reported the first few shooting stars from the Perseids radiating out from beneath the giant ‘W’ constellation of Cassiopeia on 19 July. Right now, as we approach the end of July, Perseids meteor activ
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01
AUG
2014

August 2014 Perseids Meteor Shower Set for Moonlit UK Maximum

Meteor Image by Mike Lewinski The August 2014 Perseids Meteor Shower is already underway in the night skies above the UK. Look high up overhead and to your north-east on any clear evening in early August to catch the first shooting stars of this wonderful celestial event screeching ac
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13
AUG
2013

A Stargazing Evening on West Withy Farm in Somerset

Spent the weekend of August 10-11 with Ian and Lorena at West Withy Farm near Upton in Somerset. Saturday night was cloudy, but Sunday night the clouds cleared to leave a gorgeously dark and clear sky for a couple of hours of stargazing. Both of the rental cottages at West Withy Farm
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02
AUG
2013

See the Summer Perseids Meteor Shower Light Up the Night Sky 11-12 August

The evening of Sunday 11 August and into the early hours of Monday 12 August sees the peak of the 2013 Perseids Meteor Shower. As many as 80 meteors an hour will light up the UK’s night sky, with the best of the meteor display being in the hours between midnight and dawn on 12 A
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