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The Moon will reduce meteor rates by a third or a quarter of a year without a full moon," Dr Cook said.

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According to NASA, this month's full moon is a so-called supermoon, which means a full moon that coincides with Earth's closest natural satellite in its elliptical orbit around our planet.

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There is a meteor shower every year, but this year there will be more meteors than usual.

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most popular meteor showers in the world and it can produce up to 100 shooting stars per hour.

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Supermoons, which can occur several times a year, appear slightly larger and brighter than other full moons.

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Although they sometimes called shooting stars, meteors are actually fast-moving pieces of ice, dust, and rock that strike Earth's atmosphere

Although they sometimes called shooting stars, meteors are actually fast-moving pieces of ice, dust, and rock that strike Earth's atmosphere

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There's no need for binoculars or binoculars, as these instruments limit how much of the night sky you can see at once