A meteor shower associated with Halley's Comet is peaking this week.

The Eta Aquariids meteor shower is active from April 19 to May 28.

The shower will peak on May 6 and meteors will be low in the sky with a rate of up to 50 meteors per hour.

The meteors come from Halley's Comet, which orbits the sun every 76 years and is also associated with the Orionids shower in October.

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Meteor showers occur when particles of comet debris enter our atmosphere and burn up, appearing as shooting stars.

If you lay down or sit to watch the shower, ensure your feet are facing southeast for the best view.

The meteors' radiant, the point in the sky from which they appear, is the constellation of Aquarius.

Make sure to turn off phones and torches 15 minutes before to allow your eyes to adjust.

If you get a photo of the meteor shower, we'd love to see it. Send your pictures to grace.piercy@archant.co.uk.