This will be shown on the NASA Meteor Watch Facebook starting. They began streaking across the skies in late July but peak the night of August 12. The longer one looks at the dark sky, the more the eye will adapt to the lack of light and be more sensitive to catch the faint glow from the meteors.
On the other hand, those in the north-central US and the southeast may have their viewing obscured by clouds on Monday night.
"Perseids are not only numerous, they are handsome". "They are multicolored and many are bright". The moon will be close to full right at the shower's peak, and its brightness will put a damper on meteor spotting. And cloudy conditions may also be an issue for some spectators, specifically those watching in New York City.
Stargazers should opt to travel as far away from city lights as possible in order to avoid light pollution that will obscure the clarity of heavenly bodies.
For those across the southeastern United Stats, north-central United States and most of Canada, clouds are in the forecast that will obscure the sky most of the night.
That doesn't mean you should completely stay indoors, says Thaller, as a few meteors will be bright enough to get past the Moon's glow. "With the Perseids, the nights are comfortable, and you can watch them without freezing your carcass off".
"The Perseids are most active after midnight through daybreak".
A digital composite of 30 photographs taken over a period of 15 minutes during the Perseid meteor shower in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
"They are called Perseids since the radiant-the area of the sky where the meteors seem to originate-is located near the prominent constellation of Perseus the hero when at maximum activity", a statement from the AMS read.
To see it, look to the northeast after 10:00 pm on August 12 and in the early morning hours of August 13 for the best views.
They are be visible as early as 9-10pm, but they'll steadily increase in number throughout the night until the pre-dawn hours.
On Sunday night, the moon will set about 3 a.m., allowing for about an hour of dark sky to catch the fireballs.