One of the most popular meteor showers will soon unleash shooting stars across the night sky!
The Perseids peak on the night of Aug. 11-12, boasting up to 75 meteors per hour. Here's what you need to know:
The Perseids are dust and debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle, AccuWeather explains.
"Perseids are not only numerous, they are beautiful. Most of the meteors leave a glittering trail as they pass," AccuWeather Astronomy Blogger Dave Samuhel said. "They are multi-colored and many are bright."
The meteor shower is widely considered the best of the year due to its high rates and pleasant late-summer temperatures, according to NASA.
The Perseid Meteor Shower will peak overnight on Tuesday night.
The best time to view is between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 1 a.m. Wednesday. That's the darkest time of the night before the moon rises.
For those with earlier bedtimes, a few shooting stars will be visible around 9 p.m. local time.
The Perseids can be seen with the naked eye. Meteors will be visible all over the sky, so don't worry about looking in a specific direction, according to NASA.
If weather conditions are not favorable in your area, NASA will stream the shower on Facebook live from Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Here are a few of AccuWeather's tips for watching: