Perseid Meter Shower 2020!
Generally the brightest and most easily watched meter shower event of the year. On average 60-100 showers visible per hour at an unobstructed view from a very dark location.
Peak nights: August 11, 12, 13, 2020 but quite visible for next week or so
Best times: After 11pm and before moonrise. (Moonrise on Aug 11: 12:09am Aug 12: 12:37am Aug 13: 1:09am)
Best view: vertically up and slightly northeast, as much open sky as you can manage. On average 60-100 showers visible per hour at an unobstructed view from a very dark location.
Many Thanks to Corbin Covault for these tips!
Tip #1: Find a Clear Dark Sky. Check out http://www.cleardarksky.com
Tip #2: Avoid Light pollution
Tip #3: Find the radiant but look to the zenith
Tip #4: Use the Sky View Lite app to get oriented
Tip #5: Be patient! Expect a Slow Start!
– Allow 20-30 minutes for your eyes to become dark adapted. Put away phone.
Tip #6: Bring Binoculars and/or telescope to watch other featured sky objects: