Weekend Meteor Shower 11 Aug 12

The annual Perseid Meteor Shower is taking place this weekend, and at it’s peak observers should be able to spot more than a hundred shooting stars per-hour. It’s expected to be a good year for the Perseids, with the first meteors coming into view at around 10pm Saturday and Sunday, and a moon that won’t rise until after 1am. The skies are expected to be clear as well. The best viewing is projected to be just before sunrise on Sunday. Look to the northeast to spot the Perseids, which have been observed by mankind for over 2,000 years, and consist of dust particles from the Comet Swift-Tuttle.