The Perseid meteor shower could peak before dawn on Thursday.
The Perseid meteor shower, which peaks in August, is regarded as the best of the year.
The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most common (50-100 meteors per hour) and occurs during warm summer nights.
The Perseid meteor shower requires no special equipment to enjoy. The meteor shower can be observed in a dark area away from bright lights.
These'shooting stars' can appear anywhere in the sky; you don't have to look directly at the radiant to see them.
Perseid meteor showers are also known for their fireballs. Fireballs are brighter and more colourful explosions of light that can last longer than a typical meteor streak.
Meteors are formed from discarded comet particles and fragments of broken asteroids.