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Last Updated: Thursday November 17 2005 08:47 GMT

I saw a meteor shower!

Shooting stars

In the early hours of November 19 2005 star gazers are in for a treat, the night sky plans to give a spectacular display of meteor showers called the Leonids.

Press packer Lucy was lucky enough to see a meteor shower, called the Perseid showers. In her report she gives some tips about how to watch shooting stars and why it's worth the wait to see them.

"Meteors are specks of dust that are burnt up in the Earth's atmosphere.

The results are shooting stars, the biggest and brightest ones are called fireballs.

Best viewings

The best way to see a meteor shower is to go into a clear space, make yourself comfortable and look up at the sky.

Some of the best nights to see them are in July, August, November and December.

Perseid Meteors

I saw a meteor shower called the Perseid meteors.

When I first went out, it was hard to see the meteors because they move fast, but once I got used to the dark, the meteor shower was excellent!

I had to wait until it got really dark and all the stars came out, but while I was waiting I saw some other things.

There were satellites, constellations and even the Milky Way galaxy.

Great Experience

I would give this experience 10 out of 10 because it is really great, everyone should try and spot some shooting stars!

The downside is that it only happens a few times a year, and it was very cold!"

Lucy, 11, Wiltshire


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