The 2019 Perseids Meteor Shower, which began July 17th and lasts through August 24th, will likely produce about 10 to 50 visible meteors per hour during peak dates (8/11–8/13) because the moon will be very close to full. The annual August show typically offers up 50-100 meteors per hour.
In order to see as many shooting stars as possible, you’ll need to get into the countryside where skies are darkest, but even in Boston the brightest meteors can shine through city lights! See a Boston-area light pollution map here
. It appears areas with the least light pollution in the city of Boston are Castle Island
and the Arnold Arboretum
The best viewing times are after midnight and before dawn.
You can also catch the Perseids Meteor Shower online if the weather doesn’t cooperate or if light pollution is too strong. A live broadcast of the meteor shower from a camera in Huntsville, AL will be available on the NASA Meteor Watch Facebook
starting around 8 p.m. CT and continuing until the early hours of August 13.