The weekend will make for prime sky watching, with Saturday night the best time to see the meteor shower, TG Daily reported.
That's because the moon will be in a waning crescent phase, making the night sky darker than on the previous few days.
The Perseid shower is the gift of a comet called Swift-Tuttle, as small fragments of the comet break apart during its voyage through space, creating a cosmic light show.
Sky watchers should look northeast toward the Perseus constellation -- from which the shower takes it name -- for the best chance of spotting the streaking meteors, astronomers said.
During the shower's peak hours, observers under a dark rural sky should be able to count as many as 60 to 100 every hour.
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