Super moons occur when the full moon coincides with the period of closest approach of the moon to Earth and this year there have already been three, in May, June and July. In 2023 and 2024, the phenomenon is expected to repeat itself four times each year.

The Perseids are one of the most famous meteor showers in the Northern Hemisphere and peak on the 11th, 12th and 13th of this month. The name was given by astronomers Lewis Swift and Horace Tuttle, who discovered the phenomenon in 1863.