Meteor shower 2020: The Eta Aquarids peak this week - How to watch the meteor shower

Now that you know when to look for the meteor shower, what other tips should you be aware of?

Meteor showers are best seen in complete darkness and far away from sources of light pollution.

Unfortunately, with the coronavirus lockdown in place, you are very limited in where you can watch the shower this year.

A private garden with an unobstructed view of the eastern sky is your best bet at catching a shooting star.

The Observatory said: "Hunting for meteors, like the rest of astronomy, is a waiting game, so it's best to bring a comfy chair to sit on and to wrap up warm as you could be outside for a while.

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