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Aiming For The Stars: Seven Of The Best Places To Go To In Malta And Gozo To Witness Tonight’s Meteor Showers

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In the world of astronomy, August is regarded as meteor month and boasts one of the best and most famous displays of the year, The Perseids.

These meteors never fail to provide an impressive display and are a must-see for astronomy and astronomy enthusiasts alike.

And these next two days are your best chance to get a glimpse of these magnificent showers in Malta.

According to NASA, spectators can expect to see more than 10-15 Perseids per hour during peak period, which is from about 10pm onwards on the night of August 12th.

All you need to catch the show is darkness, somewhere comfortable to sit and a bit of patience.

Here are some of the best places you can go to watch the Perseids on the Maltese islands…

1. Selmun

The fields of Selmun have some of the best stargazing spots in Malta.

 

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2. Dwejra

Gozo’s designated Dark Sky Heritage Area offers some of the most reliable spots for such events.

3. L-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa

A fairly easy spot to get to, you can enjoy The Perseids from the comfort of your car.

 

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4. Xgħajra

Xgħajra is the perfect spot for those you don’t want to make the treck up north.

 

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5. Majjistral Park, Manikata

Another beautiful spot, perfect if you’re planning to spend the night camping too.

 

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6. Dingli Cliffs

The most popular but still as attractive spot for tonight’s spectacle.

 

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7. Xwejni Bay, Żebbuġ, Gozo

Another gem in Gozo, Xwejni Bay offers a beautiful seaside and shooting stars… the perfect combo.

 

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