The Leonids meteor shower will peak in the early morning hours of Saturday, November 17th.
The shower is caused by debris from the comet Tempel-Tuttle, which orbits the sun every 33 years.
The best time to view the shower is after midnight and before dawn, when the constellation Leo is high in the sky.
Observers can expect to see around 10-15 meteors per hour, although some years have produced much higher rates.
To view the shower, find a dark location away from city lights and give your eyes time to adjust to the darkness.
Bring a blanket or chair to sit on and dress warmly, as temperatures can be chilly in the early morning hours.