Stargazers stayed up last night to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower.

The annual event, which takes place in July and August, reached its peak on Saturday with the chance to see up to 100 meteors per hour. 

Clear skies meant many were able to watch the phenomenon which will also be visible on Sunday. 

Although there are many meteorological events throughout the year, the Perseids is the most prolific.

The shower occurs between July 17 and August 20 each year. 

The multi-coloured streaks are so called because the radiant (the point they appear to come from) is within the constellation Perseus – a Greek hero and slayer of monsters.

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