The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, may be a little hard to see at its peak because of the moon’s brightness, but it’s still worth the effort to see it.
The show is scheduled to start pretty early, around 9 p.m. tomorrow night, (Tuesday, Aug. 11) and it will continue through the early morning with the best viewing between 2 a.m. and dawn, according to NASA.gov.
On a dark night, you could see up to 60 meteors per hour, but with the moonlight that could be reduced to 15 to 20, NASA said. But the American Meteor Society stated as many as 30 an hour could blaze through the moonlight.
You can try to get an early jump on the event by checking out the sky tonight, and the meteor shower will continue through Thursday, Aug. 13.
The Perseids have presented a breathtaking display for 2,000 years, according to NASA. If you can, use this opportunity to find a dark place that’s not washed up by ground lights and enjoy the show with your children or grandchildren for an everlasting memory.