One of the largest meteor showers of the year will be at its most visible tonight, according to a University of British Columbia astronomy professor.

The Perseid meteor shower can be viewed from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. anywhere away from the city lights, provided the skies are clear, said Jaymie Matthews.

“Get as far away from lights as you can, some place that has as much of the sky visible (as possible),” said Matthews.

“If you’re patient and looking for about an hour, you’d probably see 10 or 15 meteors (streak by) and probably at least one or two fairly bright fireballs you wouldn’t normally catch.”

Matthews compared the phenomenon to a spacecraft going into warp speed in a Star Wars film, or driving during snow flurries.

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