The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light throughout the month of August - but it's predicted to be at its best this weekend, according to NASA. Best of all, constellations and the Milky Way should be highly visible due to a New Moon on August 11, meaning there will not be as much light to drown out the stars.
An added bonus is that moonlight will not interfere with the spectacle this year.
Twarog describes the Perseid meteor shower as "spectacular", however he doesn't get too excited about the event.
The comet that left the Perseid meteor stream is a piece of dirty ice about 26km in diameter called 109P/Swift-Tuttle. "This major shower takes place during the lazy, hazy days of summer, when many families are on vacation", McClure said.
So how do you see it?
This weekend will be the best time to view the event with its maximum peak on Sunday night and Monday morning. Stargazers can expect to see 150-200 meteors an hour, complete with streaks and fireballs. Shooting stars could happen every minute. But even if you can't step outside a couple hours before the sun comes up, it's worth checking the sky in the late evening and early morning.
"The dunes at Mleiha, especially around Al Faya Mountain and The Fossil Rock, offer a secluded experience for visitors and sky watchers who look forward to create great memories out of this opportunity". It's recommended you find a dark sky in a rural area away from artificial lighting.
Spectators in the Northern Hemisphere will have the best view of the Perseid meteor shower, as the meteors will appear to radiate out from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky.
This year's shower will be putting on its best display for those in Europe, but as it's peak last so long, from the 11th to 12th, it should also put on a spectacular display for the USA and elsewhere in the northern hemisphere.