Keep watching the skies! Tonight we're promised a spectacular meteor shower as the Leonids make their annual appearance. The Leonid meteors are actually particles of dust from the tail of the comet Tempel-Tuttle. In Northern Europe, the area to watch is the stretch of sky between the north-east and south-east between 0300 and 0500 GMT. For our friends in the US the burst is expected to start at 0530 EST (0230 PST).

Whenever we get notice of these spectacular celestial events it's always overcast. It's now 23:10 GMT and I'd estimate 100% cloud cover! If it's still cloudy by around 2am I'll give up!