BBC Weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker
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Where and when to see the Perseid Meteor shower

8 August 2016 Last updated at 12:35 BST

The Perseid Meteor shower occurs every year and gives stargazers the chance to spot shooting stars.

The meteor shower is caused by Earth passing through a trail of comet dust as the planet spins in space.

We can see the trail of comet dust and debris from the ground in the form of a meteor shower.

The shower will reach its peak in the early hours of Friday morning, between 1.00am and 4.00am, when as many as 200 meteors may be seen every hour.

BBC Weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker tells us the best times and areas in the UK to view it.