Tonight's the night that this year's grandest display of "shooting stars" will reach its peak.
The most recent peak in the number of Leonids was in 1999 when the meteor shower produced over 3,000 meteors per hour.
For 2020, the Perseids are expected to peak during the predawn hours of August 12, which is the best time to watch, weather permitting. Of course those with less light pollution at their disposal will have the greatest views.
John Denver was inspired to write the classic Rocky Mountain High after he viewed the Perseid show in Colorado. "The Perseids, which peak during mid-August, are considered the best meteor shower of the year".
Astronomy website Slooh said: "In medieval Europe, the Perseids were called the "Tears of St Lawrence" because they occur near the anniversary of the death of Laurentius, a Christian deacon who was martyred by the Roman Emperor Valerian in the year 258 AD".
But don't expect to see every single meteor as they vary in brightness and can appear anywhere in the night sky. Spectators can see around 50 meteors per hour, and sometimes even more if conditions are right.
The annual Perseid meteor shower peaked this week and the European Space Agency's (ESA) meteor camera captured the spectacular show.
You can view the show in the North after midnight tonight and before dawn on Wednesday.
Earth is beginning to make its way out of the debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle, which provides us with shooting stars.
The forecast is calling for a clear sky tonight with illumination from the fireballs.
Meteors are basically leftover comet particles and large fragments from broken asteroids.
"Such recordings of meteors allow researchers to determine the precise trajectory of each meteor, identify their orbit around the Sun and ultimately the body from which they originated".
Give yourself at least an hour of observing time, because the meteors in meteor showers come in spurts and are interspersed with lulls.