Perseid meteor shower peaks Wed night / Thurs morning

The Perseid meteor shower is predicted to peak over Wed. night / Thurs. morning (8/12,13). Although meteor showers are notoriously unpredictable, the weather and lunar phase look promising and the Perseids usually put on a good show. One could see rates as high as 100 shooting stars per hour between midnight and dawn. The best way to watch a meteor shower is to simply lie back in a dark place with clear horizons and look up – no special equipment required. The following link provides additional details: