2020 Perseid Meteor Shower

By Rod Hill on 2020-08-10

Peak viewing of this year's Perseid Meteor Shower takes place between midnight and the predawn hours of August 11 - 13th.   Experts say 40-50 meteors per hour may be visible depending on sky conditions.  The northeastern sky is your best bet.  Our local forecast calls for a marine layer of low cloud cover Tuesday overnight into Wednesday morning.  Otherwise local viewing away from city lights should be on the good side.  The meteors we see are tiny space debris from comet Swift-Tuttle.