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This image of a Perseid Meteor was a single 2 minute exposure with a Nikon D7000 and an 80-200 F2.8 lens shot @ f3.5

The Perseid meteor shower this August is looking to put on a spectacular show. Here’s how and when to see the Perseids.

The best views will come in the predawn hours of Friday morning the 12th, after the waxing gibbous Moon sets around 1 a.m. local daylight time. The spectacle will continue to improve as dawn approaches because the shower’s radiant — the spot on the border between the constellations Perseus and Cassiopeia where the meteors appear to emanate from — climbs higher.

According to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke, the Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year. They will be in “outburst” in 2016, which means they’ll appear at double the usual rates so keep looking up and let me know how you get on!