There’s a chance to catch a glimpse of the Meteor Shower at any time during this period, but the extravaganza is at its peak around August 11, 12 and 13.
The debris is bits of ice and dust which can vary in size from as small as a grain of sand to about as big as pea.
Expert astronomy site earthsky.org said: "The bits and pieces from Comet Swift-Tuttle slam into the Earth’s upper atmosphere at some 130,000 miles (210,000 km) per hour, lighting up the nighttime with fast-moving Perseid meteors."
Unlike other cosmic events you do not need a telescope, binoculars or any other kind of special equipment to catch the shooting stars.
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- Perseids meteor shower: How and where to see the weekend's shooting starsIrish Times
- Irish sky lights up as Perseid meteors visit earthIrish Mirror
- Watch a timelapse video of the Perseid meteor showerCTV News
- Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky in stunning photographs and time ...The Sun
- Huge Perseid meteor shower seen over UKTelegraph.co.uk
- Stargazers capture spectacular pictures of night sky lit up by the Perseid ...Evening Standard
- Spectacular display of celestial fireworks lit up the sky last nightGlasgow Evening Times
- 'Impressive' Perseid meteor shower seen over UKTimes of India
- Here's why the Perseids were so incredibly lameBABW News