Every August, Earth passess through the debris from the Swift-Tuttle Comet and this makes conditions right for an especially spectacular meteor shower known as the Perseid Meteor Shower. The Persied’s typically start in late July and fall throughout the month of August, but the shower peaks this year on the night of August 11-12 as the earth passes through the heaviest concentrations of debris. This is the best time to see the most meteors, some 50-75 an hour if conditions are right, and you can avoid enough light pollution. Even observers and less rural areas should be able to see a good amount of shooting stars, however. And the moon shouldn’t interfere too much this year, either, as it is scheduled to set well before the shower starts ramping up.