Perseid Meteor Shower 2018
Right out of the box we have good news and not so good news.
The meteor shower will peak Saturday, August 11th, and Sunday, August 12th night and the good news is the new moon will make the skies darker and that makes the meteors easier to see.
The bad news for many upstate New Yorkers: skies are also forecasted to be mostly cloudy both nights across most of the state and that will just about kill the show in the sky.
The clouds are likely to be the thickest the farther east you go, so the folks in Buffalo will have a better shot than the folks in the Hudson Valley. Central New York will be somewhere in between with mostly cloudy skies both nights, but with plenty of breaks to see the show.
The annual meteor shower could bring up to 60 to 70 meteors per hour streaking through the sky. However, this is nothing like the 200 meteors an hour in 2016, this show was one for the records.