The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak overnight tonight, with shooting stars and fireballs visible through the early morning hours, weather permitting.
According to NASA, the celestial show is associated with the 109P/Swift-Tuttle comet that orbits the sun once every 133 years. Each August, the Earth “passes through a cloud of the comet’s debris. These bits of ice and dust — most over 1,000 years old — burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere to create one of the best meteor showers of the year.”
The shower will likely be most visible between 2 a.m. and dawn (local time) the morning of August 12. Find a dark spot, avoid bright lights (yes, that includes your phone) and get acclimated to the night sky.
If you’re not an early bird, you can try and take a look soon after sunset (around 9 PM) on the 11th, though you may not see as many Perseids then.