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The official Meteorwatch Trailer for the 2010 Perseid Meteor Shower.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Starts Tomorrow

Well, we're a sports blog of sorts, but what about activity rather than viewership? My favourite sport to do is hiking. Nature didn't make me much for explosiveness, but I have calves that could walk out the womb and scale Everest. July 23 marks the start of the Perseid Meteor Shower. The Perseids is active until August 24, and peaks August 12.
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Three maximums betweem August 11 and August 14.

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Photo of Perseid meteors in Walker County
Most Romans couldn't see this week's Perseid meteor shower because of cloud cover, but the NASA meteor camera located at the Walker County Science Centre south of Chickamauga recorded 153 meteors and fireballs.

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Perseids captured on camera
Clouds thwarted most attempts to see the Perseids meteor shower this week - but the New Forest Observatory managed to get this picture.

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Croydon light pollution ruins meteor show for astronomers
Croydon astronomers looking forward to one of the heavens' most spectacular displays faced two problems last week - the moon and light pollution.

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Hundreds watch meteor shower
Hundreds of people, young and old, gathered at l-Ahrax tal-Mellieha last night to watch the annual celestial show of the Perseid meteor shower, commonly known as the Tears of St. Lawrence.
Many people also went to the Dingli Cliffs.

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Clouds spoil southern stargazers' view
Amateur astronomers vented their frustration at overcast skies blotting out the Perseid meteor shower, an annual event that peaked this year as clouds swept over Britain.
Northern English and Scottish stargazers were rewarded with scenes of up to 80 meteors streaking overhead every hour, but those in the South were lucky to see any shooting stars between gaps in the clouds.

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