Perseid Fireballs! nights of August 12th and 13th between the hours of 10:30 PM to 4:30 AM local time. Before midnight the meteor rate will start out low, then increase as the night wears on, peaking before sunrise when the constellation Perseus is high in the sky. For every fireball that streaks out of Perseus, there will be dozens more ordinary meteors. could top 100 per hour. That’s a lot of magic. Enjoy the show.
A Quadrantid meteor shower streaks across the night sky over Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands in this 2012 photo captured by photographer Roberto Porto. The 2015 Quadrantid meteor shower will peak on Saturday, Jan. 3.