It's caused by Earth passing through debris left behind by Halley’s Comet.
The midlands will be lit up by shooting stars tonight as we pass through debris left behind by Halley’s Comet.
The famous comet orbits Earth every 75 years and was last visible in 1986.
Stargazers can expect to see up to 20 meteors per hour tonight.
Seanie Morris from the Midlands Astronomy Club has this advice on the best times to catch a glimpse: