Perseids Meteor Shower To Shimmer Over UK


This year's Perseids meteor shower promises up to 60 shooting stars an hour being visible in the skies over the UK. The spectacle is expected to peak between late Monday evening and early Tuesday morning. And the prospects for this year's showing are deemed to be particularly good, especially for stargazers in the UK, according to the Royal Astronomical Society. The natural phenomenon - the result of the cosmic pollution created by the comet Swift-Tuttle which last passed near the Earth in 1992 - is expected to be visible to the unaided eye.