This week, there are two meteor showers that are at their peak. Both the Delta Aquariids and the Alpha Capricornids will be easy to see over the UK.

The USA and the countries around it will also see these things. People in the USA can click here to find out more. Here’s what you need to know about the meteor showers that will be at their best on Friday, October 7.

This week is the peak of the Delta Aquariids and Alpha Capricornids showers – Source: PA Wire

Delta Aquariids
This week is the most active time for Delta Aquariids.
There could be as many as 25 per hour. Trains that stay around for a few seconds after a meteor has passed are a sign of this shower.

There could be as many as five per hour. Slow, bright, yellow fireballs are what make up the shower.

How to find the space rocks

So there will be less light pollution, this will be a great time to see meteors. 15 minutes before, turn off your phones and flashlights so your eyes can get used to the dark.

Early in the morning is when both showers will be at their best.