The Best Meteor Shower of the Year Peaks Tonight
You can see the Perseids from anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere where the skies are clear and dark enough on the night of August 11.
December’s Geminids are known for being the strongest meteor shower of the year, typically generating 75 visible meteors per hour in a rural and moonless sky. But the best meteor shower to watch each year in the Northern Hemisphere? That title goes to the Perseids, because they peak on warm summer nights each August and deliver roughly 50 visible meteors per hour under the same conditions.