However, anytime after dark one can head outside and look up for a chance to grab a glimpse of the show. Still, sky spectators can expect to see more than 10-15 Perseids per hour, which is more meteors than you see on an average night in Cleveland, which is why NASA swears it's worth a trip outdoors in the dead of night.
According to the museum, the best time to observe the Perseids, one of the three biggest annual meteor showers, is from 2 a.m. until just before dawn on Wednesday (Aug. 14). "Normal rates seen from rural locations range from 50-75 shower members per hour at maximum", says the American Meteor Society.
The Perseids meteor shower will peak on Monday night, as thousands of meteors streak across the sky. The waxing gibbous Moon is pretty full tonight, which makes meteors more hard to see. The Perseids occur as Earth passes through the debris trail of the comet Swift-Tuttle. Meteor showers are associated with the debris from a space body, generally a comet.More news: Taylor Swift donates $5000 to pay for fan's college tuition
A meteorite of the swarm of meteorites Perseida illuminate at the sky above Salgotarjan, Hungary, early Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019.
They appear once a year, typically from mid-July through late August, but they have a well-defined peak on or around August 12th.
The Royal Observatory said: "Binoculars and telescopes are not necessary as they will restrict the size of the sky that will be visible to you'".More news: NZ facing credibility test on climate crisis and Pacific
They will seem to come from, or radiate from, the constellation Perseus, in the northern sky.
Despite the promising weather this year's Perseids will not be at their best because of the bright Moon in the sky.
On clear nights, in recent years, those lucky observers have seen as many of 150 to 200 meteors per hour.More news: Great Feeling of Relief when Transfer Window Closes: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
The Perseids are particles released from comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle during its numerous returns to the inner solar system, according to AMS. The meteor shower generates flashes in the planet's atmosphere, creating an illusion of falling stars and resulting in a mesmerising show. And if that doesn't work and you fail to spot any meteors, you can track the events through NASA Meteor Watch Facebook page.