Top tips for seeing the best of Perseids meteor shower

The Perseids meteor shower seen last year Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Perseids meteor shower will be at its brightest tonight, and we've got some top tips if you want to see the best of it:

  • Best seen between 10pm and 2am
  • The meteors can appear anywhere in the sky
  • Avoid looking at the moon as its brightness will prevent other meteors being seen
  • Look away from towns and cities to avoid the bright lights
  • We are expecting patchy cloud across the Midlands tonight, so look for the breaks in the cloud