One of my favorite astronomical events happens this weekend: the Perseid Meteor Shower. It's one of those cool events that you can see with the unaided eye, and nearly everyone will be able to see a shooting star or two with enough time and patience.
The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower streaks across the nighttime sky August 12th peaking early Sunday morning. These fast and bright meteors are the result of the Earth passing through the debris left behind by the Swift-Tuttle comet.
It truly is one of the best annual meteor showers, but first time viewers could be disappointed. Here are a few tips to improve your Perseid Meteor Shower viewing.