Here's How To See The 2014 Perseid Meteor Shower

August 8, 2014 12:14 PM

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The 2014 Perseid meteor shower should be visible this weekend for skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere. The annual celestial show, regarded as one of the most reliable meteor showers of the year, is expected to peak overnight between Aug. 12 and Aug. 13.

Appearing each July or August when the Earth passes near Comet Swift-Tuttle, the spectacular show emanates from the Perseus constellation, from which the shower derives its name.

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