Not seeing many meteors during Perseid shower? Blame the moon

Where to watch the Perseid meteor shower live stream if the weather ruins your view

Where to watch the Perseid meteor shower live stream if the weather ruins your view

However, "The Perseids will be a little more hard to see due to the presence of the moon, which will be three-quarters full and will rise shortly before the shower hits its peak", Space.com quoted Cooke.

The weather will be cooperating pretty nicely if you want to see some shooting stars Saturday night into Sunday morning!

Just keep in mind the best viewing for meteors is as far away from the city lights as possible. We can look forward to a decent display, even though they aren't going to be raining down from the sky.

The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year as Earth passes through the trail of dust and debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle. "You might be lucky or unlucky; that's the way with meteors". This means that you will have better chances of seeing more meteors before the moon rises and adds additional light to the sky.

As they burn up they can appear green, white and orange.

According to Space.com, "Typical rates are about 80 meteors an hour, but in outburst years (such as in 2016), the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour", NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke said.

However, if you're in an area that happens to be above the cloud line or if you have a rare patch of open sky, you'll be able to see the Perseids from about midnight until 4AM tonight and tomorrow. This comet orbits the sun in a much more oblong path than Earth's orbit.

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