Hub for Amateur astronomers to watch meteor shower is shed

From ITN news Amateur astronomers turned their telescopes to the night sky to watch the meteor shower.

Some parts of the UK witnessed spectacular fireworks in the skies last night as the annual Persied meteor shower reached its peak.

Every August, the Earth ploughs through a swarm of dusty particles shed by a passing comet, Swift-Tuttle.

As the particles, each no bigger than a grain of sand, hit the atmosphere at 135,000mph they burn up, producing trails of light that shoot across the sky.

Twitter Meteorwatch, supported by the Royal Astronomical Society and British Astronomical Association, allowed people to share their meteor experiences.

By Andrew Wilcox

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