In case you want to watch some more meteors, it’s the Perseid meteor shower this week, and you should get some good views from now till Friday, with the peak being tonight (early hours of 13th, UTC).
This shower is because the Earth is passing through the trail of the comet Swift-Tuttle. It’s usually a big shower, visible in north and south hemispheres, with no particular place in the sky being better to look than others. At the peak there can be as many as a shooting star every minute, but they do tend to cluster – regularity is not a feature of the meteorites, only the comets!
You can read more about meteor showers in my A to Z post, including the most comfortable ways of seeing them.
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