Here is when Perseids shower peaks in Oman this month

The best time to see the meteor shower's peak locally is late Sunday night / very early Monday morning.

This year you can catch the spectacular display on August 12, going into August 13, when the shower peaks.

"This year, we'll be lucky the moon won't be shining most of the night", Bjerke said.

The best summertime meteor shower - the Perseids - will be coming to a sky near you this coming weekend, weather permitting.

The Virtual Telescope Project will be streaming a view of the Perseid meteor shower on Sunday from the Castel Santa Maria in Italy's Perugia province, where the community is restoring the 16th-century church that has been damaged by several earthquakes. These internationally recognized areas possess an exceptional quality of starry nights, making them ideal for shows like this one.

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"It will be a crescent, which means it will set before the Perseid show gets underway after midnight", NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told

And while they take his name, the meteors don't actually come from the stars in the Perseus constellation, which are hundreds of light-years away. People can look directly overhead to see the meteors, as long as they are in a dark area without too much light pollution. The radiant point of the shower, which is the spot where the meteors tend to originate, is in the constellation Perseus. That's when the peak will start to build as Earth drifts through the most dense part of a cloud of cosmic debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle, which passes by our planet and the sun once every 133 years.

"We're expecting 50 to 70 meteors per hour this weekend", Pahud said. If you can't escape the city, try a golf course or a park.

The shower that we see from Earth is the little bits of ice and dust - that are usually no bigger than a pea - hitting the Earth's atmosphere at a staggering 134,000 miles per hour. Consequently, viewers are in for an especially bright show. Astronomers say up to 60 meteors per hour will be visible during this time.

Meteors streak across the night sky during the Orionid meteor shower on October 23, 2016.

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