Perseid meteor shower reaches peak over Norfolk
- Credit: David Bryant
The Perseid meteor shower has been spotted over Norfolk. It has reached its peak, and people were out in force to witness the annual event.
Photos of the incredible natural event have been shared with us, including this photo, taken by David Bryant in Blofield Heath.
The Perseid shower, named for the Perseus constellation, is made of debris from the Swift-Tuttle Comet.
This photo was taken last night, August 12, in Hevingham by Ian Knight:
Last night, viewers could have seen 60 to 100 meteors in an hour.
This photo was taken by Ian Slater in his back garden in Framingham Pigot, he used a 30-second exposure so he could capture the movement of the meteor.
You may also want to watch:
It will also be peaking again tonight, Friday, August 13.
The shower will continue until August 26, though meteors may be less frequent.
- 1 Air ambulance called and A47 closed after incident
- 2 Major Lowestoft road partially closed due to police incident
- 3 Why this Norfolk village is one of the best in the UK
- 4 'I couldn't believe my eyes' - snorkeller finds 125-year-old shipwreck
- 5 Man airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries after fight near pub
- 6 Shed set alight, 16 broken into and pumpkins destroyed at allotments
- 7 Do you recognise this man?
- 8 Bus services to be cancelled and changed amid driver shortage
- 9 'Very calculated predator' - how jailed abuser befriended pupils' families
- 10 A47 set for two weeks of roadworks from Monday