The annual display is caused by debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle
Sky-watchers could be in for "fantastic views" over the next two days as the Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak.
Experts are urging people to head away from city lights for the best views.
John Mason from the British Astronomical Association (BAA) told BBC News: "Weather-permitting, we should be in for a very good show across the UK.
"The shower has been ongoing for a week now and we have already seen some very bright meteors whizzing overhead."