When to catch the 

Best meteor shower of the year

Nasa says the Perseids have a peak of 50 to 100 meteors per hour and are known for occasional fireballs.

The Perseids are active from July to September. The Meteors are best viewed in the hours before down. 

The fool moon's bright light can shine outline meteors and make all but the brightest impossible to see

The name Perseids has its origin in the Perseus constellation, most of the shooting stars in this display come from the constellation 

The fireballs are a longer lasting, explosion of light and colour that come from larger comet fragments 

You can still see Perseid meteors as soon as it gets dark but the numbers will be reduced, Lunsford said.

Nasa says the comet takes 133 years to orbit the sun and is 16 miles across