Apparently we are to be showered with meteors tomorrow and Friday night. And Nasa’s star brains say it could be the most spectacular August “Perseids shower” in recent years, thanks to a dark moon and a clear forecast (see above for Penzance).

The National Trust’s page about it advises stargazers to “escape the city lights”. Ha ha, that should take all of about three minutes round here. I’ll be finding myself a suitably dark spot on the moors for the show.

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