So, I'm sure some of you are like, "What the heck are you talking about Z?" Well, this meteor shower comes every year around the same time and is actually pretty awesome. The meteors are called Perseids because the originate from around the Constellation of Perseus. These meteors are from the Comet Swift-Tuttle (it was referred to as the 109P/Swift-Tuttle Comet in the past and some presently still use the 109P - again I've linked you to NASA to read some more!), which was last seen from Earth in 1992 and will make a return in 2126 and be visible to the naked eye. I, myself, am a bit sad about that, I was only 9 when it came around last time and it was visible with binoculars. I am certain I will not be here for it's return as I am already 36 and is is over 100 years away. It takes Swift-Tuttle 133 years to orbit the sun!
But... we can all enjoy the raining sparkles in the sky from Comet Swift-Tuttle. At the peak in just several days there should be up to 100 meteors per hour flying across our sky in a beautiful show from space. Over at EarthSky.org, there is a ton of information to check out. I do know I'm going to head out to a nice field or something, away from city lights, the Moon will be very bright as it is coming to a Full Moon on August 15th.
The Full Moon on August 15, 2019 is called the Sturgeon Moon, named after the largest fish in North America, the Sturgeon. Also, keep an eye out August 30, 2019 for the Super New Moon.
I hope you all get a chance to watch some of the Perseids. Look forward to the Draconids Meteor Shower and Orionids Meteor Shower both in October!