— August 5, 2016
The annual Perseid meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes through the debris shed by . According to NASA, we will pass through a more dense concentration of this debris field, thanks to the influence of Jupiter's gravity on the debris. NASA predicts that this year the meteor shower will be about 200 meteors/hour — twice the normal rate! The peak of the meteor shower will be between midnight on August 11th and dawn on August 12th. There should also be meteors on the night of August 12/13.