All predictions suggest there's going to be a spectacular meteor shower, so get outside and look up! - From Science. World. Exploration. Seek for yourself.
Over the tens to hundreds to thousands of years after being deposited in space, these meteor streams are influenced by the gravities of the planets (particularly Jupiter) and it just so happens that this year, three different meteor streams are coinciding as Earth orbits through them.
Still, the models strongly suggest there will be an outburst, so don't miss it -- get outside and watch for those streaks of light.
Though the peak is likely to be observed from the night of Aug.
Just go outside, look for the Perseid "radiant" (the location in the sky the meteors appear to originate), which is the constellation of Perseus and get comfortable.
In the run-up to last night's peak, in the skies over Joshua Tree National Park, near Los Angeles, Calif., photographer and Discovery News reader Sean Parker captured several meteors over a 60 minute timelapse, composed of 180 photos.