Viewers should be able to observe around 80 "shooting stars" per hour during this year's Perseid Meteor Shower.
According to Astronomy.com, the Perseid Meteor shower has some added bonuses this year: it will occur on a night when the moon is in its waning crescent phase, which means the moonlight won't interfere with your view of the dashing meteors, and it's on a Saturday night, which means people can stay up late and sleep in the next day. You don't even need a telescope. Just spread out a blanket, maybe a late-night picnic, lay back and enjoy! Perseid Meteor Trivia: Where to view: If you snap a great photo of the shower, upload it to our Pics and Clips! Don’t miss any Norcross news. Subscribe to Norcross Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.