Meteors over Mam Tor

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Skywatchers were today urged to head to Mam Tor in the Peak District to enjoy this year’s display of Perseid meteors despite a full moon.

The Perseids, which come every August, are normally one of the highlights of the celestial year for amateur astronomers.

Under ideal conditions up to 100 of the shooting stars an hour should be visible when the shower peaks tomorrow.

But the glare of the full moon will make it difficult to see the fainter meteors.

Among locations highlighted by the National Trust is Mam Tor, on the outskirts of Castleton.