London, Aug 13 (IANS) The Perseid meteor shower was seen over parts of the UK, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky, the media reported on Sunday.
The shower was due to peak in the UK on Saturday night, in a display also visible in other parts of the world, reports the BBC.
Stargazers took to social media to say they have seen the display, in which 100 meteors had been expected an hour.
The Perseid meteor shower occurs every July and August as the Earth passes debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet.
Former England cricketer Paul Collingwood was among those who attempted to spot the meteors.
He tweeted that the shower had been “impressive”.
Writer Robert Macfarlane? said the “eye-searing silver sky-scratches beat any firework display I’ve ever seen”.
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