The popular meteor shower has been underway since mid-July, and on Monday night the celestial spectacle will reach its peak.
The meteors began to hit the nightsky on July 17 and will continue until August 24.
Those in the Northern Hemisphere will be treated to the best views, provided they can escape the light pollution from towns and cities. During the peak, the Perseids are known to produce up to 100 meteors every hour, on top of spectacular fireballs. It will become most prominent during its peak on August 12 to 13.More news: BTS to take 'extended period of rest and relaxation'
The meteors are caused by debris left behind by the Comet Swift-Tuttle.
While the Perseid shower is one which has the best visibility given it takes place in August and this is when the summer skies are clear, but this year the event is coinciding with a full Moon. But there is a possibility to catch more of these meteors raining down at times when the lights of the sun or moon are not as prevalent during dusk or before dawn.
NASA recommends you best "stay up late or wake up early" on the nights of August 11, 12 and 13.More news: Steelers in mourning after wide receivers coach dies unexpectedly at age 62
Unfortunately for any early birds, that optimum time is set to be between the hours of 2-5am on Tuesday, but some Perseids should be visible any time after dark if you're not prepared to interrupt your regular sleeping routine. The Perseids are visible all over the sky. But the space agency warns "there will be scant few minutes of dark sky between moon set and twilight - not much time to see the Perseids".
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Look up to see one of the cosmos' most handsome meteor displays. Even with the light of the moon, viewers should still be able to witness about 15 to 20 meteors per hour.More news: Ninja Left "Disgusted" After Twitch Accidentally Promotes Porn On His Old Channel