The Perseid meteor shower was seen over parts of the UK last night, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot dozens of shooting stars in the sky. Meteors are small fragments of debris and dust that enter the atmosphere at high speed, meaning they combust and produce a stream of light which can be seen trailing behind them.  The Perseid meteor shower,

one of the best-known among astrologists, is most visible between mid-July and 24 August, with its peak taking place this weekend. Stargazers took to social media to say they had seen the display, in which more than 100 meteors are believed to have been seen within an hour. The Perseid event is considered the best stargazing event of the year, often leaving streaks of bright light and color in their wake.  READ MORE