Annual Perseid meteor shower to peak August 12-13

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Perseid meteor shower over Big Bear Lake, California in August, 2012 (Photo: Norman Jester/CNN iReport)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks on the night of August 12 through the morning of August 13.

When and how to watch the Perseid meteor shower in 2015

Don’t wait until the peak nights of the 2015 Perseid shower to watch for meteors this year. Start watching in the second week of August, when the Delta Aquarid meteor shower is rambling along steadily, reliably producing meteors each night. Then keep watching in the second week of August, when the Perseids are rising to a peak.