Perseid Meteor Shower

Here’s When to See the Perseid Meteor Shower

Aug. 12 and Aug. 13 will be the ideal nights to catch the shower

Armchair astronomers, get ready. One of the best meteor showers of the year is coming in just a few days.

The Perseid meteor shower will be lighting up the night sky starting Wednesday. The annual display could fill the sky with as many as 100 meteors per hour during its peak, according to NASA. This year the shower is peaking just before a new moon, so meteors will appear especially bright on the background of darkness. Read more.