The Perseid meteor shower is a yearly occurrence, and has been described as one of the highlights of the astronomical calendar. There will also be extra bus services in the Yangmingshan area at night. Still, sky spectators can expect to see more than 10-15 Perseids per hour, which is more meteors than you see on an average night in Cleveland, which is why NASA swears it's worth a trip outdoors in the dead of night. The moon will frustrate proceedings somewhat as a full moon is due on Thursday, meaning the sky will likely be washed out for the majority of viewers, but fear not, as the Perseids have an ace up their sleeve.
The Perseid meteor shower will peak on Monday night, and livestreams will be available for those who may have obstructed viewing conditions.
When will Perseid meteor be visible in the sky? Get away from any light source, even though there is a very bright full moon.
The comet of origin for the Perseids meteor shower is called 109P/Swift-Tuttle - and it's huge, with a nucleus of about 16 miles across, or twice the estimated size of the object that scientists believe wiped out the dinosaurs.
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After the Perseids, stargazers will need to wait until October for the next opportunity to watch a meteor shower. Many of the Perseid meteors will still be plenty bright enough to see from city parks, if you don't have a means to travel.
The meteors will radiate from one central location in the northeast section of the sky, known as the constellation Perseus, from which they take their name. The Watch began on August 6 and will continue until August 19.
Astronomy broadcaster Slooh will stream a live webcast of the Perseids beginning at 9 p.m. on Monday, showing off the meteors from telescopes in North America, the Middle East and Europe. Pictured: Satellites, planes and comets transit across the night sky under stars that appear to rotate above Corfe Castle on August 12, 2016 in Corfe Castle, United Kingdom.