The Perseid meteor shower technically began July 17th, but we will soon be seeing the very best that it has to offer in less than two weeks, so we knew we had to give you all a heads up to make sure you didn't miss this spectacular natural lights show.\nNow that the Loto-Quebec Fireworks are done for the season, we can count ourselves lucky that we're in the Northern Hemisphere and can easily take in the Perseids at their peak.\nThe Perseids can display over 100 meteors per hour when conditions are right... that's more than one shooting star every minute!\nThe Weather Network notes that the Perseids is the "one annual shower with the greatest number of fireballs - very bright meteors that are as bright as, or brighter than, the planet Venus."\nThis means the show will be one you don't want to miss. The map below, provided by NASA, shows that most of the planet will be able to take in this natural phenomenon.\nNASA\nThe peak of the meteor shower will happen between August 12th and 13th, meaning you have just enough time to plan a little escape to somewhere without any light pollution.\nThe Weather Network also notes that a lot of people make a big mistake when they hear about an event like this and head out to take in the skies without any forethought.\nThe first important thing worth keeping in mind is light pollution. This means lights from buildings and nearby roads... but also even the moon!\nView this post on Instagram #fullmoon over #libertylake #dronephotography #drone #dronestagram #400ft A post shared by James Edwards (@jeaerial) on Aug 1, 2019 at 6:51am PDT\nYes, the moon does count as light pollution and will be in full force on the nights mentioned above so you'll want to try and find a viewing spot that let you turn your back to la lune.\nView this post on Instagram When the heavens rain down upon us with its beauty 💫 ------⠀ This was a time lapse at Red Rock Canyon just north of LA. The final image composes of a 8 image stack for the foreground with another 8 image stack of the milky way. Masked in the many shooting stars captured from the Perseid meteor showers this past weekend. The bright circular thing on the left is Mars. A post shared by Christopher Tran [California] (@christopherkhoitran) on Aug 15, 2018 at 12:34am PDT\nAlso, for the best possible view, try and head out of the city... as far as you can. The less the din of the city can be seen, the more the spectacular natural light show will be able to shine.\nAnd if you do just step out your back door to see what you can see, give your peepers at least 15 minutes to adjust before giving up!\nIf any star gazing events pop up around the city between now and the 12th, we'll let you know.