Fraknoi said Sunday night and Monday morning will likely be the best times to watch the meteor shower, although "there could be significantly more meteors in the sky on the night before and the night after too". But NASA says they don't pose a danger to Earth because most particles burn up 50 miles above our planet.
Make plans now to stay up late or set the alarm early next week to see a cosmic display of "shooting stars" light up the night sky.
The Perseids actually began July 17 and continue until August 24, but the Earth will pass through the thickest stream of debris August 12-13, offering the best chance to see the show. This weekend will also bring a new moon, which will make the skies extra dark.
Weather will be ideal this weekend to view the Perseid meteor shower. When the pieces of debris heat up as they enter the Earth's atmosphere.
Woakes and Bairstow grind India into the Lord's dirt as England dominate
Captain Joe Root had earlier confirmed that the hosts will hand a maiden Test cap to young Ollie Pope, who replaces Dawid Malan. But Kuldeep rarely troubled Bairstow, who cover-drove him for four to complete a 76-ball fifty featuring seven boundaries.
Trump Hails Astronauts That Will Fly on SpaceX and Boeing Spaceships
Williams and crew mate, Josh Cassada will fly the second flight, and first mission, of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner vehicle. Success in these missions means that the Boeing and SpaceX spacecraft could start regular servicing missions to the ISS.
Tesla board confirms Elon Musk's buyout plans
He now owns 20 percent of the company, so more than $60 billion is needed to buy the business from public shareholders. Tesla's CEO also laid out what he envisions as the ideal path for going private.
Astronomy enthusiasts are travelling to the Sea to Sky Corridor to watch the dazzling Perseid meteor shower, which reaches its peak this weekend.
Every August, the Earth passes through the debris field of the comet Swift-Tuttle. Your eyes would take about 20 minutes to get used to the darkness, and then you just need to be patient.
Away from the city lights - or any lights, for that matter. The shower got its name from the fact that the meteors seem to come from a single point in the constellation Perseus.
This year will also be great for viewing because the moon's current phase is near new moon and won't flood the night sky with moonlight. This particular meteor shower "normally produces, statistically, up to 60 meteors per hour", Henderson said. The best viewing times are a few hours after twilight, up until dawn, on days surrounding the peak.