The Perseid meteor shower is going to be unbelievable this weekend

An observer and the spectacular appearance of our Milky Way galaxy as seen from a very dark site

The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light throughout the month of August - but it's predicted to be at its best this weekend, according to NASA.

If you're planning on watching the Perseid meteor shower, bear in mind that it will take at least 30 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness.

The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak the night of August 12, into the wee hours of the morning on August 13.

The storm peaks in the early morning hours (just after midnight) of August 12 and 13 - this Sunday and Monday.

It gets its name became the meteors appear to be coming from the constellation Perseus.

As Earth sweeps through the path of Swift-Tuttle's 133-year-orbit of the sun, it collects some of these bits of leftover comet, which incinerate in our atmosphere in a fiery blaze. The comet is the largest object known to repeatedly careen by earth, with a nucleus of 16 miles wide.

Such an adjustment occurs every 11 years or so, when Jupiter makes its closest approach to the Swift-Tuttle debris cloud, at a distance of about 160 million miles (257 million kilometers).

The next time it will pass is 2126. Best of all, constellations and the Milky Way should be highly visible due to a New Moon on August 11, meaning there will not be as much light to drown out the stars.

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NASA meteor expert, Bill Cooke, told Space.com: "The moon is very favourable for the Perseids this year, and that'll make the Perseids probably the best shower for 2018 for people who want to go out and view it".

Perseids meteor shower 2018: What is it?

The Perseids are one of the more active meteor showers on stargazers" calendars, producing an average of between 60 and 100 "shooting stars' an hour at their peak.

You will be in for a treat as this means roughly one per minute.

Meteors streak across the night sky during the Orionid meteor shower on October 23, 2016.

"If you have seen a few of them you have seen them all", he said.

Meteor showers are typically visible with the naked eye, so no special equipment is needed, but those in rural areas with minimal light pollution will have a clearer view.

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