The Perseid meteor shower had its peak on August 12

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The shower occurs between July 17 and August 20 each year.

It's just mere hours until the Perseid meteor shower lights up the Saturday night sky. According to Nasa, this year, the annual shooting star display peaks between 11 and 13 August. However, if enthusiasts are unlucky, there could be a number of different factors that can prevent them from enjoying the Perseid meteor shower to its full extent. The weather will be attractive for viewing the Perseid Meteor Shower.

The Perseid meteors, shed by comet Swift-Tuttle, are a recurring August phenomenon and are among the brightest of all shooting stars.

People of the northern hemisphere were dazzled with the Perseid meteor shower. The Perseids refer to a regular occurrence of meteorites that appear to come from the Perseus constellation. Every year, the Earth passes through this trail, and the debris passes through the upper atmosphere at 130,000 miles an hour, approximately. "You might be lucky or unlucky; that's the way with meteors". They are little pieces of cosmic dust and debris that are left behind by the Comet Swift-Tuttle.

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Take a look at pictures in the gallery below. "The Perseids in 2017 have been the opposite: performing as soon as it got dark and giving many their first glimpse of a meteor easily". Peak viewing will be Friday night, early Saturday, Saturday night and early Sunday.

Look up at a height that's approximately two-thirds of the way into the sky towards any direction to see the shower.

Robin Scagell, vice president of the Society for Popular Astronomy, said: "The Perseids can be very bright and often quite spectacular".