Meteor-catchers heading out to watch the Perseids this week are in for a special treat. In between watching the show on the north side of the sky, several planets and the moon will show themselves on the southern side. - From Space.com
In between watching the show on the north side of the sky, several planets and the moon will show themselves on the southern side.
[Perseid Meteor Shower 2016: When & How to See It] Earlier in the evening, about 45 minutes after sunset, the planets Jupiter, Mercury and Venus will be visible low on the horizon in the south-southwest, according to NASA's Jane Houston Jones at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Jupiter will shine bright in the constellation Virgo, with Mercury hover just to its lower right.
While watching the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus, you can also look at the Double Cluster in Perseus, or globular clusters in nearby Cassiopeia.
In Andromeda, you can also look at the Triangulum (M33) and Andromeda (M31) galaxies.