Perseid Meteors Streak Over London Skies

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 96 months ago
Perseid Meteors Streak Over London Skies

meteor_130810.jpg A clear night sky and a new moon meant last night's Perseid meteor shower was visible even from London's light-polluted streets. We were out in our back garden around midnight and managed to see 6 or 7 incredibly bright ones in half an hour... were you lucky? And did you stay up til they really got going, about 3am? If you didn't see anything, they're still burning up in the atmosphere tonight (though the sky may not be as clear) - join the stargazing on Twitter to see if there's anything visible round you. (Shooting star in Canada by The.Rohit under a Creative Commons licence)

Last Updated 13 August 2010