Of course, the one other thing you need to view the meteors is clear skies, and we may have those. The darker the sky the more meteors you will see.
The best summertime meteor shower - the Perseids - will be coming to a sky near you this coming weekend, weather permitting. We've talked about the Perseid's before, so why am I talking about them again? Well, that's because the 2018 edition of this celestial show is going to be extra, extra, extra cool and awesome. The Big Show though is expected to arrive this weekend with the Persied's peak. "The moon will be near new moon, it will be a crescent, which means it will set before the Perseid show gets underway after midnight", NASA's Bill Cooke told Space.com. That means there won't be a bright Moon drowning out dimmer shooting stars.More news: Christopher Collins indicted on insider trading charges
Earthsky's Bruce McClure said "it should be an awesome year to watch the Perseids!"
The peak of the meteor shower will be visible on the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13, with the best light show to come before dawn on the 13th. Every summer the Perseid Meteor Shower happens between July 17 through August 24.More news: Massive rogue planet found lurking outside our solar system
According to Space.com, during peak people should see about 60-70 meteors per hour.
At best, a typical Perseid meteor shower produces 80 to a few hundred meteors per hour.More news: "Spider-Man: Far From Home" Will Feature Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury
If you'd like to take a closer look at the Perseids, or any of the other wonderful and unbelievable things in the sky, please visit csastro.org for a link to information on our monthly meetings and our free public star parties.