The Perseids meteor shower was to start Friday and continue through Sunday but the peak night for viewing is tonight, says Jay Elliott from the Florida Keys Astronomy Club.
The best night for viewing in Mid-Michigan will be Saturday.
The Perseid Meteor Shower peaked at dawn Saturday morning, but with better atmospheric conditions, the best chance for us to see the show is tonight.
Met Eireann predict that skies will be clear for Irish star-gazers to see the celestial fireworks display.
"But the numbers are going to be quite good". But the bright moon will wash out the finer Perseids.
The annual Perseid meteor shower is underway, and the show will get better as we head through the weekend. "You might be lucky or unlucky; that's the way with meteors". The Perseids can be seen from the end of July with one meteor an hour crossing the skies. "You want to get away from bright lights of the city, so if you can go out into the countryside somewhere, maybe up north, where the sky is really dark, you'll be able to see shooting stars and more meteors".
A tip from Mr Scagell is not to look towards the radiant, but to direct your gaze in the opposite direction. The moon will be in the waning gibbous phase, meaning that it will be 80 percent illuminated. At certain times they could be close together and at others seem to disappear.
The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year as Earth passes through the trail of dust and debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle.
The comet orbits the sun every 135 years. None of the particles are big enough to avoid destruction and reach the ground.style="text-align: center;"