The shower occurs as the earth passes through dust left behind from Halley’s comet, which results in around 30 meteors per hour.
The best time to see it will be between midnight and dawn, when the sky is darkest and the shower will be at its brightest.
A good night for viewing the Aquarid Meteor Shower which peaks tonight as skies will be clear for many, although the moon will be bright pic.twitter.com/kBhl5siwtO
— Met Office (@metoffice) May 5, 2018
Areas away from city lights and light pollution, such as the countryside will give the vest view.
The weather across Mersyeside is expected to be mostly clear, so this should give stargazers a spectacular view of the event right across the region, although the brightness of the moon could affect some viewing opportunities.
The Met Office say: “It will remain dry this evening and overnight with clear spells for many, especially across eastern areas, where it could turn locally chilly.
“Western coastal areas will be a little milder with some misty low cloud at times”.
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