August 12th through the 13th will be best for Perseid Meteor Shower

Every August the Earth moves through a cloud left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle, which results in the Perseid Meteor Shower.  Last year, during the peak viewing time, the moon was full.  This year, there will be a new moon starting August 11th and the prime viewing time will be the 12th through the 13th with an average of 90 meteors per hour.  While they should be visible just after dark, the prime viewing time will be between midnight and 3am, when the sky is the darkest.