Top tips for watching the Perseid meteor shower

Stargazers are getting ready to enjoy the spectacular Perseid meteor shower.

Up to 100 shooting meteors an hour will streak across the sky in the beautiful natural firework show, visible around the world.

Those hoping to catch a glimpse of the shower shouldn't be disappointed this year.

Astronomers say they're expecting extra-dark skies which will create perfect stargazing conditions.

Dr Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, gives his tips on how to catch a glimpse of the spectacular show.

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