The Perseid meteor shower will reach its maximum rate of activity on Monday, 12th August 2019. Some shooting stars associated with the shower are expected to be visible each night from 23rd July to 20th August. The maximum rate of meteors expected to be visible from a dark location is around 80 per hour. That said, the Moon will be 12 days old at the time of peak activity, and being so close to Full Moon will severely limit the observations that will be possible. Nevertheless let’s hope for better weather than last year, when it poured with rain!