Although the Perseid meteor showers have been visible and increasing for a few weeks, they are expected to produce the greatest number of meteors on the night of August 11-12, 2016.

This year they may be a “Perseid outburst” with 200 meteors per hour at the peak.

Meteor showers tend to be best after midnight and predawn is often the optimum time to watch. When the Moon is less than full, the sky will be darker and better for viewing.