Look up! The Perseids meteor shower will peak TONIGHT creating hundreds of shooting stars
The annual Perseids meteor shower has been lighting up the sky since July 17, with stunning images of the shower appearing over various sites around the world.
If you have missed out on seeing the display, there is good news – the shower will peak tonight and tomorrow.
Additionally, Mars, Saturn and the moon are set to align tonight, so you may be able to see a bright triangle lighting up the sky.
Catching a glimpse of the meteor shower will very much depend on your location.
However, the best time to watch the sky for these shooting stars will be around midnight.
Because meteors can be quite faint, it is best to look out for them in a dark sky, free of moonlight and artificial lights.
The meteor shower occurs as Earth crosses the orbital path of Comet Swift-Tuttle.
Debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle bursts into the Earth’s upper atmosphere at around 130,000 miles (210,000 km) per hour, lighting up the sky with fast-moving Perseid meteors.