Draconid meteor shower: will you watch it in the North East tonight?

The Dracanoid meteor shower will be visible in the skies tonight
The Dracanoid meteor shower will be visible in the skies tonight

Get your coats on and get outside – you might just see a meteor shower.

If it’s always been your dream to see a shooting star, now’s your chance.

The Draconid meteor shower will be visible tonight, clear skies depending, with up to 20 shooting stars an hour.

Make an evening of it – fill a thermos, pack a picnic and don’t forget your coat – by watching the tail end of the comet rain down on earth with the whole family.

A Met Office spokesman said: “To see the meteor shower, you don’t need a telescope, binoculars or any other equipment - all you need is your eyes.

“You don’t need to look in any particular direction as meteors appear randomly anywhere in the sky.”

According to the office’s forecast, Sunderland, Hartlepool and South Tyneside will have mostly clear skies with good visbility – the perfect conditions for catching a meteor shower.

Light fog or mist may form in some places – but fingers crossed for a good viewing.