Jay Bjerke, president of the Fargo-Moorhead Astronomy Club, said the best location to view the meteor shower will be away from city lights. It's one the best opportunities of the year for a celestial show, as the Perseids are known for producing dramatic meteors and even fireballs.
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This year's shower will be putting on its best display for those in Europe, but as it's peak last so long, from the 11th to 12th, it should also put on a spectacular display for the United States and elsewhere in the northern hemisphere.
"There won't be much cloud cover", Walters said.
Those who live in areas with little light pollution will be able to see the shower best, if there's clear weather. "If you end up in the constellation Perseus, there's a good chance you've seen a Perseid".
The shower will be visible all over the United Kingdom, as long as the skies are clear. It's all because of the Comet Swift-Tuttle, which zooms close to Earth during its 133-year journey around the sun.
Although we won't see the comet itself, we will still witness the trail of debris left by it.
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Since you'll be staying up late to watch some of the events happening in the sky this time of year, you will want to think about creature comforts to make stargazing more enjoyable.
Because Kansas is flat with a large horizon, the view is especially spectacular.
Sky enthusiasts can also head to Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado which is hosting a Night Sky Festival during this time. He suggests grabbing a lawn chair and heading to Clinton Lake or anywhere a few miles outside of town where the sky is dark.
Some meteors only have faint, quick streaks.
With a new moon providing an extra-dark backdrop to the spectacle, the shooting stars will be brighter than ever.
"They are basically rocks", he said. The showers are active from July 14 to Aug. 24, but peaks in mid-August.
The best time to view the Perseids would be after midnight each night, as that is when the greatest number of meteors will be visible.
Skies are expected to be partly cloudy overnight Saturday into Sunday, while Sunday night into Monday looks mostly cloudy and less favorable for viewing. Read on for our guide to the shooting stars of the summer.