Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?

Want to see a shooting star? Perseid meteor shower underwayMore

Want to see a shooting star? Perseid meteor shower underwayMore

This picture taken on August 12, 2017 shows a couple enjoying Perseid meteor along the Milky Way illuminating the dark sky near Comillas, Cantabria community, northern Spain, during the "Perseids" meteor shower.

"This year the moon will be near new moon, it will be a crescent, which means it will set before the Perseid gets underway after midnight", Cooke told Space.com.

The Perseid meteor shower will peak during the overnight hours between August 11 and August 12, according to Forbes. Well...anywhere! NASA said anyone watching should be able to see about 60 to 70 meteors an hour during the shower's peak.

"The moon is very favorable for the Perseids this year, and that'll make the Perseids probably the best shower for 2018 for people who want to go out and view it".

Fun Fact: It will actually take your eyes about 30 minutes to adjust, meaning the longer you wait outside, the more meteors you will see! Lie on your back and look straight up.

In Denver, the best viewing will be Sunday night August 12 into Monday morning (the 13th).

The Perseid meteor shower is an annual event.

Earthsky's Bruce McClure said "it should be an awesome year to watch the Perseids!"

But don't worry. The Comet Swift-Tuttle isn't going to crash into the Earth any time soon, if at all, NASA says. As they burn up the particles appear as shooting stars, creating bright streaks in the sky.

Most of the Perseid meteors that we observe now were ejected from Swift-Tuttle about 1,000 years ago.

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