The Perseids are known to be colorful. The meteors are swift-moving, entering Earth’s atmosphere at about 35 miles per second (60 km per second).The meteor shower’s peak will be more spectacular on the Aug. 12-13 night. “The moon is very favorable for the Perseids this year, and that’ll make the Perseids probably the best shower of 2018 for people who want to go out and view it,” NASA’s meteor expert Bill Cooke said.
To best see the Perseids, go to the darkest possible location and lean back to observe as much sky as possible directly above you. The rates of Perseids visible will increase from about 10 p.m. in your local time zone all the way through dawn, so the later you can look the better. But avoid city lights. You can see the Perseid meteor shower best in the Northern Hemisphere and down to the mid-southern latitudes, and all you need to catch the show is darkness, somewhere comfortable to sit and a bit of patience. Meteors will appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus. You can even see the meteors show from the comfort of your home, online, searching on Google for „Perseids livestreams online” (without quotes) and making your choice for one of the streaming locations available.