‘Best Meteor Shower of the Year’ to Peak This Week

The Perseid meteor shower is expected to dazzle the sky as it peaks on Wednesday night.

NASA says the Perseids are considered “the best meteor shower of the year.” At its peak, up to 100 meteors per hour can be seen, making it one of the most plentiful showers.

According to 13 News Now, “on the shower’s peak night, that’s Wednesday night into Thursday morning this week, the moon will be just 13 percent illuminated – the darker the better for viewing. As long as the clouds hold off, this could be one for the record books.”

If you can’t catch the Perseids here in Hampton Roads, NASA will also run a livestream of the meteor shower from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. EDT. on its social media platforms.

The Perseids will remain visible until around Aug. 24. The next meteor shower to watch will be the Draconids, which will appear in October.​