The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle which was discovered in 1862.
The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. The absence of the moon on the night of the 11th makes for ideal viewing conditions of the meteor shower which peaks after midnight. The night of August 12 and the morning of August 13 will also be a great show.
Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus but can appear anywhere in the sky. Expect a shooting star every minute.