LOOK UP! Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

Best meteor shower of the year peaks this weekend

Here's when Perseid meteor shower is likely to put on a show over Seattle

"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.

The Perseid Meteor Shower should be spectacular this weekend for SW Montana with warm temperatures there is no excuse not to spend a little time staring up at the night sky to wish upon a passing meteor burning up in our atmosphere.

Where to look? Look to the North-NE and find the constellation Perseus and most meteorites will appear to come from the top of this constellation. The best views will come before dawn on the 13th, Astronomymagazine predicts.

Most likely you'll see lower rates.but still worth a few hours of sky watching.

"Remember, you don't have to look directly at the constellation to see them".

House prices rise at fastest pace since November says Halifax
That's a much higher jump in house prices than expected and a higher revision on the monthly figure for June as well. The increase pushed house price inflation back above wage growth, which is now at 2.5 per cent a year.

There's no need for special equipment or astronomical knowledge to enjoy the shower. It is unclear what the weather will be like during this night, but if the skies are clear stargazers will be in for a treat.

This week, the possibility of seeing shooting stars increases significantly, as we run up to the zenith of the annual Perseids meteor shower. In areas where it is extremely dark, away from the light pollution of Dutch cities and towns, one may even be able to see around 100 shooting stars per hour.

If you are in a city, try to get somewhere at least somewhat sheltered from lights, maybe a park or backyard.

Comet Swift-Tuttle is the largest object known to repeatedly pass by Earth.

A meteor is a rock or debris that enters the Earth's atmosphere. The Slooh observatory will host a livestream of the shower starting at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday.

Latest News