Published: 13/08/2013 14:55 - Updated: 13/08/2013 17:36

PICTURES: Shooting stars to light up skies for one more night

Written byRUPERT MARQUAND

A shooting star captured by Bedfordshire on Sunday reader Craig. It was taken on Victoria Road, in Bedford on August 12. A shooting star captured by Bedfordshire on Sunday reader Craig. It was taken on Victoria Road, in Bedford on August 12.

MORE shooting stars are expected to scorch through the skies tonight (August 13) as the Perseid meteor shower continues.

As the Earth passes through dirt left from the Swift-Tuttle comet the dust will hit our planet's atmosphere and light up the night sky as it burns.

The clouds are set to start clearing from 11pm this evening and with only a slither of the moon reflecting the Sun's light, the conditions should be good for viewing up to 50 shooting stars per hour.

The peak of the meteor shower happened last night at around 3am as people from across the region caught sight of the scything patterns in the sky.

For pictures and reaction to last night’s scenes have a look at the Storify below.

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