A fisherman sees a meteor during Draconid meteor shower over Howick cliffs in Northumberland.

A fisherman sees a meteor during Draconid meteor shower over Howick cliffs in Northumberland. (Credits: PA)

Stargazers in some parts of the UK were treated to a display of meteors on Sunday.

The weather threatened to put a damper on the annual Draconid meteor shower, but the clouds parted for some and gave a glimpse of the spectacular display.

A particularly dazzling meteor shot through the sky over Howick cliffs in Northumberland as a fisherman watched.

Named after the constellation Draco the Dragon, the shower happens every year and is one of two meteor showers to light up the sky in October.

The shower comes from the remains of comet 21 P / Giacobini-Zinner and occurs in the northern hemisphere.

A fisherman sees a meteor during Draconid meteor shower over Howick cliffs in Northumberland.

The shower comes from the remains of comet 21 P / Giacobini-Zinner (Credits: PA)

It can be seen without binoculars or telescope.

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