The fourth and final night of the twitter meteorwatch has commenced and reports are already flooding in of meteors seen across the UK through the #meteorwatch tag. Although we haven’t received dramatic footage of something big burning up like this, we have seen some stunning images like these. Statistics for meteors seen in fifteen minute periods were collected at a Newbury Astronomy Society star party on the peak night. The results are here.
Remember, even when meteorwatch is over, there’s still a heightened chance of seeing the odd shooting star throughout August, though the rate at which they appear falls off with every passing night.