Perseids meteor shower to light up the night skies: Here's how to see it

A lack of moonlight will make viewing conditions ideal this year when the shower peaks on Thursday.

A Geminids meteor shower is seen above the mountain range in Nagarkot. 2017

Perseid meteor shower to light up skies this week

The meteors in the Perseids shower tend to be bright so skywatchers may be able to spot up to 40 to 50 meteors per hour, if not more, even if the moonlight is bright on Tuesday night.

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Full moon to dull annual rock star Perseid meteor shower

On the bright side, the moon does sit relatively low in the southern sky in the northern hemisphere this time of year, so much of the sky will still be relatively dark.

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