The annual Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak in the overnight hours of Wednesday, August 12, and early Thursday, August 13. If cloudy weather or light pollution spoil your view, you can watch the Perseids live online, courtesy of NASA.
The NASA webcast for the 2015 Perseid meteor shower will begin at 10 p.m. EDT and run through 2 a.m. EDT on Thursday morning (0200 to 0600 GMT). The webcast will feature commentary by meteor experts from NASA and the American Meteor Society.
Also at Space.com you can take a Meteor Shower Quiz. How well do you know your shooting star facts? Take the quiz and find out!
For more information about the Perseids, and to brush up on your meteor facts, see: http://new1.homeschoollibrary.info/2015/08/10/the-perseid-meteor-shower-2015