Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks early on the morning of Tuesday, August 12. That’s late tonight.

If you can get someplace dark you can expect an average of one meteor an hour. From town, you’ll see far fewer. But you are still likely to see at least a half-dozen or so an hour. That’s an average. From town, you’ll likely see several bunched together, then not a lot.

The best time to view is going to be between 2 and 5 in the morning.

If you can’t make it on Tuesday, the shower will continue to give you a few extra meteors through the end of the week.

Meteor are little chunks of rock or dust. Most will burn up far up in the atmosphere. The larger ones will make it lower (and burn brighter).