The Perseid meteor shower will peak in the UK over August 11 and 12, with the best time to see it between midnight and 5.30am according to the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
The experts said: “The best time to see anything in the night sky is when the sky is darkest and when the target is at its highest position in the sky.
“For meteor showers, this usually occurs between midnight and the very early hours of the morning.
“The radiant of the Perseids is actually always above the horizon as seen from the UK, which means that observers in the UK should be able to see some meteors as soon as the Sun sets. Therefore, it is worth looking up in the early evening.
The meteor shower is touted as the most prolific of the year, as between 50 and 60 meteors per hour will light up the sky.