The Orionid meteor shower will be visible tonight
Caused by debris from Halley's Comet there will be around 20 meteors every hour.
The tiny bits of ice and dust travel around 40 miles per second and burn up on entering our atmosphere.
The meteor shower got its name as it appears to come from the constellation Orion- one of the most recognisable in the night's sky.
Durham Police say they have received numerous calls from the public about mysterious lights in the sky.
The calls came in at about 11pm last night but have been attributed to meteors rather extra terrestrial visitors.
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Tom Moran from the Newcastle Astronomical Society explains to ITV Tyne Tees how best to view the Perseid meteor shower. Tonight is likely to be one of the best nights to view the phenomenon.
The display is likely to be one of the best displays in recent years because of near perfect weather conditions and crescent moon which will help reduce light pollution.
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