Donâ€™t miss out. Stay Informed. Get EcoWatchâ€™s Top News of the Day.
One of the best meteor showers of the yearâ€”the Perseidsâ€”will delight stargazers thisÂ week.Â â€œIf you see one meteor shower this year, make it Augustâ€™s Perseids or Decemberâ€™s Geminids,â€ NASA says. â€œThe Perseids feature fast and bright meteors that frequently leave trains, and in 2015 there will be no moonlight to upstage the shower.â€ Plus, August is a lot warmer than December for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere.
The PerseidsÂ can be best seen during the pre-dawn hours from Aug. 11 through Aug. 14, according to Earth Sky, with the best show on theÂ 13th. The slender waning crescent moon wonâ€™t obstruct the viewsÂ for those hoping to catch a glimpse of the show. The moon â€œis not the meteor watcherâ€™s friend,â€ says NASA. â€œLight reflecting off a bright moon can be just as detrimental to good meteor viewing as those bright lights of the big city.â€