At the end of July through to August the earth passes through a trail of debris left by the comet called Swift-Tuttle.
This meteor shoots out of the constellation called the Perseus and this is why they have been called the "Perseids"
Edit. Just wanted to add, because the article didn't mention it that the 11th should be the best night if you have clear skies, and the time to watch is from 01:00 until before dawn.
Shooting Stars To Light Up The August Sky - 11Th, 12Th And 13Th August
No replies to this topic