How and When to Watch the Best Meteor Shower of the Year

800px-The_2010_Perseids_over_the_VLTA Perseid. Photo: ESO/Wikimedia Commons

The best nights to see the best meteor shower of the year will start this weekend, according to NASA. The agency has released a video guide (below) that says the prime viewing nights for the Perseid meteor shower are from August 11 through August 13. "We expect to see meteor rates as high as a hundred per hour," says Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "The Perseids always put on a good show."

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