The first meteor shower in months is starting this week.

The Alpha Capricornids shower is active from July 3 and August 15.

The shower will peak on July 30 and meteors will be slow, bright and yellow fireballs.

Meteor showers occur when particles of comet debris enter our atmosphere and burn up, appearing as shooting stars.

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If you lay down or sit to watch the shower, ensure your feet are facing southeast for the best view.

The meteors' radiant, the point in the sky from which they appear, is the constellation of Capricornus.

Make sure to turn off phones and torches 15 minutes before to allow your eyes to adjust.

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