Experts say up to 75 meteors will be possible per hour as Earth passes through debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet.
The meteor shower started to break out into the night sky around mid-July and will carry on through to the last week of August.
According to NASA, the meteor shower peaks from 4 p.m. (EDT) on the August 12 until 4 a.m. on the August 13. However, some forecasters say that Sunday night into Monday will be a bit better.More news: Evacuations still in place as fire grows overnight
If you're hoping to view this weekend's peak of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower, dubbed one of the best each year, then we have good news with regard to Colorado's weather forecast. All you have to do is look up into the night sky with as many as 60 meteors per hour.
The Perseids got their name because they appear to come out of the constellation Perseus to Earth. "Instead if your just zoned in on one area you're going to miss everything that's going on over here". But "Earthgrazer" meteors, which skim Earth's atmosphere and showcase long, blazing tails, are visible earlier when the radiant is low above the horizon. As they burn, they create a bright burst of light across the sky - traveling at about 37 miles-per-second.
And in some places, a sky free from clouds will not automatically mean a good view for the meteors.More news: 'Unauthorized plane' takes off from Sea-Tac
Away from the city lights - or any lights, for that matter.
The group will certainly be heading out for the Perseid meteor shower. Arriving by that time should give your eyes ample time to adjust to the darkness.
But meteor magnitudes work a little differently from star magnitudes, University of Chicago astronomy professor Leslie Rogers told Gizmodo, since the meteors also have streaks. This year, the viewing opportunities are about as good as they can get.More news: Gal Gadot races into the cast of ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’
And don't forget to grab your camera before you head out.