This summer, try and catch one of the night sky’s most spectacular and accessible shows — a meteor shower. According to EarthSky.org, before dawn on the nights of August 11-13 will be one’s best chance of viewing a dazzling display of “shooting stars” in the United States.
This yearly occasion, known as the Perseid shower, often produces 50 to 100 meteors per hour in a dark sky at its peak – usually in the hours preceding dawn.
Astronomers say to plan for at least a few hours outside as it will take about 30 minutes for your eyes to adapt to the dark, so make sure you are well prepared with blankets, snacks, and bug spray.
To read more about meteor showers, you can check out EarthSky’s 2016 shower guide here.