finally the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Wit this event, meteor season 2010 will kick off in a big way. Every August, Earth passes through the stretch of space junk shed by comet Swift-Tuttle, reaching the deepest concentration of debris tonight. According to some estimates, under ideal conditions (dark country skies), one can expect to see 60 meteors per hour. The reason the meteors are called Perseids is because the meteors seem to radiate from the constellation Perseus. The best time to view the shower is in the pre-dawn hours, with 3-5am being best. Perseid Meteor Shower peaks tonight, 60 meteors per hour, perfect sky conditions get out and enjoy if you can.