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You need to see the Perseid meteor shower light up the skies this week

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This week, we’re asking you to marvel at the beauty of the Perseid meteor shower, which peaks this week and is guaranteed to put on the best light show of the summer.

CELESTIAL OBJECTS COME AND GO FROM OUR VIEW IN THE NIGHT SKY, as they fling by or orbit around the Sun. Whether it be the full moon or a meteor shower or just the best night to see Mars, we’re here to direct your eyes skyward and tell you to look up and appreciate the wonders of space from Earth.

This week, we’re asking you to marvel at the beauty of the Perseid meteor shower, which peaks this week and is guaranteed to put on the best light show of the summer.

Every year, the Perseids are active from mid-July to late August and usually peak around mid-August, producing up to 100 meteors per hour. This year, the Perseid meteor shower will peak:

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