Best Times & Places to see this Weekend’s Meteor Shower

Take a break from looking down at your phone and look up into the sky. A big meteor shower is heading our way this weekend.

How to view the Perseid meteor shower in NYC when it peaks this weekend

One of the year's most glorious celestial events is set to peak this weekend, and New Yorkers will have a rare opportunity to take it in. The Perseids, an annual meteor shower that is widely considered to be the best of the year, occurs when Earth's orbit passes through a trail of debris left by the Swift-Tuttle comet, a real minx of a space rock that takes 133 years to orbit the sun.