The view is expected to be exceptional this year because the showers coincide with a new moon.
The annual sky show peaks on the morning of August 12.
Not everything that moves in the video are meteors; the meteors are the brief streaks of light, the slower ones are airplanes
The celestial display promises to be especially spectacular.
"What makes this exciting is that we're talking about a phenomenon that has been experienced by people for perhaps thousands
The planet-watching will also be good this month, giving stargazers yet another reason to look up. "On Aug. 10, Comet ISON
The Photo (via Astro-Photographer Jesper Grønne, A Close-Up: The photo below was prominently featured on
On the night of August 11th, turn off your TV, log off your PC, forget the presidential election, and head for the hills