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Perseids meteor shower 2017: Date time, when and where to watch

THE PERSEIDS meteor shower will light up the night sky this summer with a breathtaking spectacle. Find out when and where to best watch the falling stars in the sky.

The Perseids will begin to appear in the summer night sky between July 17 and and August 24 as Earth passes trough the path of Comet Swift-Tutle.

As many as 80 meteors an hour will dash through the sky and last year this figure peaked at 150 to 200 an hour.

The shower will reach its peak on August 12, when the planet drifts through the densest part of Swift-Tutle’s trail. 

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