The actual peak night is Sunday, August 12th, when you'll see up to 100 meteors per hour, especially after midnight, when the Earth has turned, so to speak, into the path of the debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle that creates the Perseids.
The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year when the Earth passes through the cloud of debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle.
Earth passes through the path of Swift-Tuttle's debris from July 17 to August 24, with the peak coming August 11-13. According to an article at CBS Denver, you should be able to see 60-70 meteors per hour. The Perseids are rich in fireball meteors that are very bright and often leave a trail across the sky that will last for a second or two.
Get ready to look up in the sky: The best meteor shower of the year is coming. However, the meteors can appear anywhere in the sky. NASA recommends viewing the meteor shower from dark areas, such as the countryside of suburb area, so stay away from those city lights! No equipment is necessary. The Perseid meteor shower is just around the corner, and we are here to help you see them!
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In Denver, the best viewing will be Sunday night August 12 into Monday morning (the 13th).
Of course, the one other thing you need to view the meteors is clear skies, and we may have those.
A New Moon occurs on August 11 which will make the night skies flawless for meteor shower watching before and after the peak night.
At best, a typical Perseid meteor shower produces 80 to a few hundred meteors per hour.