NASA map shows the location of the northern sky where you can watch the Perseid shower in 2012.

In a previous post I was telling you how to make the most of the Perseid shower, and now, it’s time to make the most of that know-how.

Good news for sky gazers in America: drier air should move into the Mid-Atlantic along with decreasing cloud-cover, which will almost definitely make for a good viewing. If you have a good, cloudless, visibility, you can spot up to 80 meteors per hour during the peek of the Perseids. However, after this weekend’s peak, the meteor shower will quickly dwindle, ending likely by August 22.

In 2011, astronaut Ron Garan, Expedition 28 flight engineer, took this picture of a ‘shooting star from space’

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