August 12, 2017 @ 9:30 pm – August 13, 2017 @ 6:00 am
Nights Sky

The Meteor Shower called the Perseids originating from the dust particles left behind by comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle’s Comet.  It appears annually in the night’s sky from July 17  to  August 24.  The best time to watch it will be the on the night of August 12 into the  morning of the 13th in a dark area. According to the astronomers, we may be able to see up  60 meteors per hour or 1 a minute.  Look toward the constellation Perseus to view, and meteors can appear anywhere in the sky.

According to reports, the midpoint on the 12th/13th will be during daylight hours in Colorado and the moon will just have been full on the 7th. Which means there will still be a lot of light in the night’s sky.  Check with some of the astronomy sites for the best time to view.

I like using  skyandtelescope.com/meteor-showers-in-2017  or seasky.org/astronomy-calendar-2017  for more information