The 2018 Perseid meteor shower will probably produce the greatest number of meteors this August In a dark, moonless sky, this shower often produces 50 or more meteors per hour. And this year, in 2018, there will be no moonlight to ruin the show.
The annual August Perseid meteor shower probably ranks as the all-time favorite meteor shower of the year. This major shower takes place during the lazy, hazy days of summer when many families are on vacation. And what could be more luxurious than taking a siesta in the heat of the day and watching this summertime classic in the relative coolness of night?