This weekend sees the peak of the Eta Aquariids meteor shower which is associated with Halley’s Comet. Although both hemispheres can see the shower, the southern hemisphere gets the best views.
The shower is really only seen during morning twilight with Sunday morning seeing the peak of the shower, where there should be around a meteor per minute. However Saturday and Monday morning before dawn will also see good views. The meteors will appear to move quite fast across the sky and can be located over the southeast horizon near the constellation Aquarius, hence the name Eta Aquariids.
If you do manage to get out and see the spectacle you will not only be witnessing one of nature’s free firework displays but you will also be seeing pieces of Halleys Comet which were probably ejected from the comet about 2000 years ago!! So it might be worth making a wish or two this weekend J