Perseid meteor shower will peak on August 12

Perseid meteors streak across the sky near Rogers Spring in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada in 2008. The annual Perseid meteor shower -- dubbed "the tears of St. Lawrence" in honour of a martyred Christian saint -- reaches its peak this weekend. (AFP Photo/Ethan Miller)

The Perseids are predicted to reach a peak rate of around 70-100 meteors an hour this year — though it’s possible that it may end up higher. The best time to watch will be sometime in the early morning — sometime around 2-3 am is probably our best bet.

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