The meteor shower known as the Perseids, or St Laurence’s Tears, will be at its most intense in the small hours of Saturday night and Sunday morning (12th – 13th August).
The annual meteor shower is always popular with stargazers, and only the threat of some high level dust in the atmosphere threatens to diminish the display, according to current predictions.
Experts advise heading out to an area without light pollution, perhaps in higher regions of the island, lying on your back on a blanket and enjoying the show. The Perseids are named after the constellation Perseus, where they mostly seem to take place, but the nearby zig-zag five star constellation of Cassiopeia (in photo) is easier to locate.
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