A shooting star above the Säntis mountain in Schwägalp, Switzerland – Alessandro Della Bella/Corbis
- Around this date for the past 2,000 years mankind has observed the wondrous spectacle of tiny grains of comet dust burning in the night sky.""What are the ‘Tears of St Lawrence\?
- You\ll either have to stay up very late tonight or set your alarm early if you want to see this amazing event as the best time to see it is before dawn.""Of course, if you don\t like the sound of that these videos might be just as delightful
- This meteor show is named after the constellation it can be found in, which itself is named after a Greek hero.""Who was it that cut off the Gorgon\s head?
- The burning question on everybody\s lips: is this the only shower we are to see tonight?""Better check the weather