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, Groenne.eu): A Close-Up: The photo below was prominently featured on Spaceweather.com
On the night of August 11th, turn off your TV, log off your PC, forget the presidential election, and head for the hills