Every year, in mid-August, Earth passes collides with particles spread along the orbit of Comet Swift-Tuttle.
Those bits of cosmic dust fall into our atmosphere, creating the bright streaks we see as meteors in the night sky.
The Perseids appear to emanate from between the constellations Perseus and Cassiopeia, but to catch them there's really no need to worry about which direction you're looking.
The resultis one of the most dazzling meteor showers of the year - and the best time to watch it is this weekend.
The annual Perseid meteor shower is one of the most famous meteor showers of the year. In those cases they can actually predict that when the Earth passes through the orbital path of the comet there will be a higher than average debris field. But the most spectacular long-lasting meteors, known as "Earthgrazers", can be seen when the radiant is still low above the horizon.
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Every August there is an opportunity to see meteor showers and this weekend is your chance for 2018.
This Perseid meteor shower will take place during a almost new moon-meaning it won't interfere with the show-and is expected to be the best meteor shower this year.
Patience is also a virtue, with shooting stars tending to appear in clusters, followed by a lull.
If you'd like a reminder, log in to your YouTube account and click "set reminder" on the feed ahead of time to receive an email 30 minutes prior to the broadcast start. "You should be able to see some meteors from July 17 to August 24, with the rates increasing during the weeks before August 12 and decreasing after the 13th", NASAsaid in a skywatching video. But, keep your head up and eye to the sky, you might catch a glimpse of a few shooting stars in the days leading up to or days following the peak. Find a comfortable spot with as a wide a view of the night sky as possible, preferably away from light pollution, and just relax, lie back and look up.
If you're unable to see the Perseids this year in person, you can always watch them online.
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The best viewing time: between midnight and dawn, when more than 50 meteors per hour will streak across the night sky. EarthSky also says that it is important to know that all meteors come from a single point in the sky.
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