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Meteor Showers - Dark Skies on the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge


If you want to see some meteor showers over the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge, then they are still forecast up to and including 24 August.

Whilst there have been some fantastic sightings during the last couple of weeks, several spectacular night sky displays are still forecast — a real treat!

The Cheshire Sandstone Ridge is no stranger to dark skies, particularly in the southern areas of the Ridge.

Our area lies in National Character Area (NCA) 62 and in 2018 this area was ranked as the 76th 'darkest NCA' out of the 159 within England.

A meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through a stream of debris left behind by a comet.

As the bits of rock and dust in the stream of debris collide with the Earth's atmosphere, they burn up and create fiery streaks across the sky.

Good Luck!