Look up! The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks August 12

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But that hasn't kept it from becoming yet another casualty of fake news.

A meteor's course can go anywhere in the sky but when you see it they will all seem to originate from the same place the shooting stars tails will all point back to the same spot in the sky.

The shower will be best seen from the Northern Hemisphere, so the United Kingdom is in for a show if you look to the north-eastern part of the sky. A (presumably second-rate) repeat won't roll around for another 96 years, they say.

In space, pieces of debris are called "meteoroids".

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This is an annual meteor shower that is visible around the world and is known as one of the most reliable shows of the year. NASA says they're expecting about 150 meteors per hour. "Past year also saw an outburst of just over 200 meteors per hour". "It definitely didn't come from astronomers, who tend to be precise and even cautious about making predictions of any kind". A fairly ordinary 80 or so meteors per hour, according to Sky & Telescope magazine. But then, you'll have a waning gibbous moon to wash some of them out as it gets toward midnight.

The Perseids happen when Earth hits a belt of debris left behind by the comet Swift-Tuttle on its elongated, 133-year orbit around the Sun.

Normally, Northern Hemisphere viewers are treated to a spectacle of about 100-120 visible shooting stars per hour when the phenomenon peaks around mid-August - depending on the Moon and the weather. Pack some chairs, food and drink to make observing the meteors as enjoyable as possible.

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