The Perseid Meteor Shower is an annual spectacle that begins in mid July and continues nightly until the end of August.

The peak time, with on average between 90 and 100 meteors an hour, will happen tonight, Friday August 12 and tomorrow night, Saturday  August 13.

Joan Hodgins from the Wilkinson Memorial Observatory just outside of Eastend explains what causes the light show and where you should look to see it

"It's the way that the Earth's orbit takes us through this comet debris from a comet called Swift-Tuttle. Just look for the north and the east part of the sky and put your back to the moon."

The best times to view the meteor shower would be around midnight and just before dawn.