Perseid Meteor Shower Will Stand Out This Weekend

The shower can be seen during moonless nights between now and August 4th and will peak during the early morning hours of August 11th, 12th and 13th. It won’t be a great to view at that point because of the full moon, though.

You can expect to see a meteor making its way across the sky every few minutes and you may spot a fireball or two. The comet Swift-Tuttle orbits the sun once every 133 years and every August, Earth passes through the comet's debris field. The ice and dust burn up in Earth's atmosphere to create a meteor shower. NASA scientists say the sparkling display can be seen any time after 10 p.m.