Perseid meteor shower best seen next weekend

Perseid meteor shower is the most popular meteor showers among stargazers and one of the most active ones.

According to Cook, the moon will be near a new moon, and will be crescent, setting before the Perseid show, underway after midnight.

You might want to go to bed a little later the weekend of Aug.11 because the best meteor shower in years is about to happen. That means there won't be a bright Moon drowning out dimmer shooting stars. You can also expect to see Mars, visible until about 4 a.m. local time, and Saturn, visible until about 2 a.m. local time.

This year during peak, people should see about 60 to 70 meteors per hour, but in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150 and 200 meteors an hour.

The Perseids got their name from the constellation Perseus they come from.

The Perseids' appear every year as the Earth passes through the debris cloud of the Comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids are associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle.

You don't need any equipment to view the shower, it is best watched unobstructed by telescopes or binoculars. Absolutely nothing, just your eyes! For better viewing experience, NASA recommends looking towards the sky from dark areas like suburbs or the countryside. NASA says that at the peak of meteor activity you could see up to 100 meteors per hour.

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