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Summer’s best meteor shower to peak Thursday night

One of the must-see astronomy events of the summer will soon unfold in the heavens as part of an astronomical double-header. The celestial spectacle will take place just before the second weekend of the month. The Perseid meteor shower will peak on the night of Thursday, Aug. 11 into the early hours of Friday, Aug. 12, according to the American Meteor Society (AMS), but it has been active for weeks. Skywatchers have spotted some early Perseids in late July and the opening nights of August, and m