This stunning photo taken in Nottinghamshire shows a glimpse of the show put on in the sky over the county this weekend.

The Perseid meteor shower meant up to 150 meteors were visible darting across the sky every hour – although the weather plays a big part in how many you can see.

The astrological event is an annual highlight for stargazers, and this year they can be seen between July 17 and August 24 – but this weekend was the best time to catch them.

Photographer Alex Wyatt managed to get this stunning photo of the sky over Nuthall on Saturday night.

Photographer Alex Wyatt took this great picture of Perseid Meteor shower in Nuthall

Named after the Perseus constellation, which is the point from which they appear to come from in the night sky, the Perseids are pieces of debris from the tail of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which is the largest object known to repeatedly pass Earth.

It is 16 miles wide and orbits the Sun every 133 years and, each time it passes through the inner solar system, it warms up, releasing fresh comet material into its orbital stream.

As these chunks of celestial rock fall from space through the Earth’s atmosphere, they appear as bright streaks of light zipping across the sky.

The meteor shower is best seen in darker places and people in built-up areas may struggle due to light pollution.

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