A Small Window to see the Perseids This Weekend
The annual Perseid Meteor Shower will peak this weekend. Some experts consider this to be the best meteor show of the year. During the peak this weekend, up to 60-70 meteors may be seen per hour. You have to look west towards Lake Erie to view this celestial display. The best time to view this event is after midnight and before sunrise both Saturday and Sunday nights.
With a "new moon" in place, the sky will extra dark for the astrological show.
The Perseid meteors are leftover debris from the "Swift-Tuttle" comet. The Earth will pass through the densest part of the comet's trail on August 12th, meaning more meteors will be present during this event.
Skies are expected to be partly cloudy overnight Saturday into Sunday, while Sunday night into Monday looks mostly cloudy and less favorable for viewing.