The Perseids will light up the sky with dozens of meteors an hour on August 11 to 13, setting up a spectacular show for stargazers.
The particles - which can be as small as a grain of sand - meet a fiery end after roughly a thousand years as part of the comet's dust cloud. A sun lounger, or deckchair, will let you relax and look up without craning your neck.
When is the best time to see them?
Unfortunately, you may have to stay up late or set your alarm for an early start if you want to spot the best of the display.
Meteor showers are typically visible with the naked eye, and so no special equipment is needed (Photo: Shutterstock)How regular will the meteors be?
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One of the most popular meteor showers of the year is expected to peak this weekend.
According to Space, this August during the peak, there should be about 60 to 70 meteors per hour, although previous year saw about 80 an hour. However, this year there will be a New Moon the night before the meteor shower peaks, making an appearance just after sunset as a thin crescent, according to The Weather Network.
One of the best shooting-star shows of the year (at least in the northern hemisphere) is upon us again with the arrival of the Perseid meteor shower.
If you head out to a big open space with little light pollution you will have a better chance of seeing them.
Patience is also a virtue, with shooting stars tending to appear in clusters, followed by a lull.
The Perseids appear to emanate from between the constellations Perseus and Cassiopeia, but to catch them there's really no need to worry about which direction you're looking.