The Perseids Meteor Showers Can Be Observed for Two Full Nights and Early Mornings

August it is time for annual meteor showers, the Perseids. The "shooting stars" promise to deliver an excellent show this year to anyone with clear and dark skies away from urban and suburban lights.

The best time to watch for meteors will be from the late-night hours of Wednesday, Aug, 11 on through the predawn hours of Aug. 13 – two full nights and early mornings. Patient skywatchers with good conditions could see up to 60 shooting stars an hour or more, FOX News reports.

The meteors, commonly called "shooting stars," appear to come from the direction of the constellation Perseus, hence the name of the shower. The Perseids can produce showers of one to several meteors per minute at peak, make it a popular sky-watching event, Discovery News reports.

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