Perseids meteor shower captured above East Sussex

Meteor shower
Meteor shower

Sussex Express photographer Peter Cripps captured this image of the meteor shower over East Sussex on Monday August 12 at about midnight from his back garden.

The annual meteor shower, which has been recorded for 2,000 years, is visible from mid-July, with the peak in activity being between August 9 and 14.

The rate of meteors can reach 60 or more per hour.

The meteor shower is associated with the Swift-Tuttle’s comet and gets its name because it appears to come from the constellation Perseus.