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Starry, starry night beckoning on Thursday

Hands down, your best chance of seeing a shooting star this year in Denmark. The question is: do you feel lucky?

Tomorrow night, you’ll be able to experience a night sky as memorable as the one that inspired Vincent Van Gogh to paint his celebrated starry vista many moons ago.

And if luck hasn’t been on your side lately, you might want to take a chance that sighting a shooting star will make up for it.

Look out on a summer’s day
This summer’s consistent temperatures should make it even more enjoyable, as you should have a good view.

According to the weather forecast, there might be a bit of cloudiness over the course of Thursday, but by the time the meteor shower hits its peak at 12am, clear skies are expected.

Hazy cosmic jive
According to the International Meteor Organization (IMO), the yearly reoccurring Perseid Meteor Shower will crash and burn at a speed of 210,000 km per hour about 100 km above the Earth’s surface, lighting up the sky above the northern hemisphere.

This year’s stream is the offspring of a meteor called Swift-Tuttle, which has travelled from quite a long way.

Perseus the hero
Like most astrological constellations, Perseid’s name originates from Greek mythology.

The eponymous Perseus lives on to be remembered until this day for the heroic slaying of Medusa after which he rode off into the sky on Pegasus, the winged horse.

Where to go
Luckily, you won’t have to kill a death-defying monster in order to enjoy this glorious setting.

In fact, if you’re not among Copenhagen’s lucky rooftop-terrace owners, do your best to escape the light exposure and head out to an area devoid of buildings.

Connect with this special occasion and take a bike-trip out of the city: with some snacks, a light jacket and Don McLean’s classic at hand.





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