Shooting stars visible from Belgium in the next few nights

Shooting stars visible from Belgium in the next few nights
Credit: Belga

Shooting stars will be visible from Belgium in the next few nights, in particular the night from Friday to Saturday.

The Perseid meteor shower will then pass close to Earth again. The full moon could however spoil the show somewhat, Francis Verbeeck from the Royal Observatory of Belgium, told Belga News Agency.

People in a dark place will however be able to observe up to twenty meteors per hour, according to Verbeeck. “Under the right conditions it could even be a lot more: around one per minute.”

Shooting stars are dust particles from space that burn up as they enter the atmosphere at high speed. They leave behind them a trail of light.

The shooting stars are visible all night, but especially in the early morning as more are expected then. “So it’s a good idea to get up a little earlier,” Verbeeck advices.

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