If you are reading this today, Sunday, August 12, it is not too late to see this shower with your own eyes. In fact, tonight is supposed to be the best night to view. Here is the run down:
- The best time for seeing the Perseid meteor shower is between midnight and pre-dawn when the sky is the darkest.
- Look towards the Eastern sky.
- The entire globe should be able to see the show, because the Earth is passing through a cloud of dust and debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle and does so around the same time every year.
- Get far away from city lights for the best view.
Here are a few shots from last night: