Perseid Meteor Shower To Peak Tonight- Viewers Can See 60-Plus Per Hour

Stars in a purple sky.

Stars in a purple sky.

On the night of Thursday, August 11, 2022, into the early morning of Friday, August 12, 2022, stargazers will be able to see the Perseid meteor shower. The meteors will fall from sixty to one hundred per hour.

Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower is highly-anticipated with the next one being in October. Stargazers have already been able to see some of the meteors in late July. Viewers can see up to one hundred meteors per hour! Remember, the more sky you see, the more meteors you’ll see.

Bright Moon

One downfall is that the final supermoon of 2022 will rise as the sun sets on August 11th. That reduces people being able to see the meteors to ten to twenty per hour. [1] Another downfall is that most places are getting rain, which we really need. But that does make it hard to see the meteors falling.

When Is It

The meteor shower will peak on August 11th into the morning of August 12th. If the moon is too bright, try to get to a darker spot to see the meteors.


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