Search

Perseid Meteor Shower 2017: Here’s when you’ll be able to see shooting stars in Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 15:38 12 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:35 16 October 2017

If you’ve ever wanted to see a shooting star, now’s your chance.

This weekend keen stargazers will have the opportunity to witness the most famous of all meteor showers, the Perseid Meteor Shower.

The Perseid meteor shower takes place each year through July and August and is the result of particles falling from the Comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun every 133 years.

For 2017, The Met Office advises the best time to catch a glimpse of the shooting stars is between August 12-13 “with up to 100 meteors visible per hour”.

There will also be a good chance to spot meteors on Monday, August 14.

Experts advise heading out of towns and cities where light pollution may make it difficult to watch the shower. The Norwich Astronomical Society suggest visiting areas such as Mousehold Heath or the North Norfolk Coast for the best views.

Telescopes and other equipment are not needed for the meteor shower, however once outside it may take up to 20 minutes for your eyes to adjust properly to the darkness.

• Will you be watching the meteor shower? Send your photos to courtney.pochin@archant.co.uk

Other news

08:47

Families will descend on a South Norfolk town this weekend as a popular community festival returns with a packed programme of music, theatre and arts.

An East Anglian audio visual retailer is expecting full-year results to come in ahead of expectations after an “encouraging” first half of the year.

Yesterday, 16:36

As fires burn in fields across Norfolk and Suffolk, forecasters have revealed it is going to get even hotter.

Yesterday, 15:33

Firefighters were called in to tackle a large rubbish blaze that re-ignited days after being originally been put out.

Most Read

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Treat the kids to hours of fun on flumes, inflatables and wave machines at these cool pools across the county...

Read more
Wales

An East Anglian audio visual retailer is expecting full-year results to come in ahead of expectations after an “encouraging” first half of the year.

Read more
United Kingdom
Yesterday, 15:33

Firefighters were called in to tackle a large rubbish blaze that re-ignited days after being originally been put out.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:36

As fires burn in fields across Norfolk and Suffolk, forecasters have revealed it is going to get even hotter.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:20

A hi-tech ultrasound device is set to be the latest weapon in efforts to find a solution to problems with blue-green algae which thrives in Diss Mere during the summer months.

Read more
Diss Town Council

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 25°C

min temp: 17°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Diss Mercury e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Diss Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy