Stargazers unite! This weekend marks the peak viewing time for the Delta Aquariids meteor shower.
Although the event began July 12 and runs through Aug. 23, July 29 and 30 are the best nights to spot shooting stars. According to EarthSky, you’ll want to head outside to a clear area around 2 a.m. for the best view. Sure, it’s a little late, but it’s more than worth a few hours of lost sleep.
USA Today reports that stargazers can expect to spot up to 20 meteors per hour. If you’re in a city area, it’s recommended that you travel out to a more rural area without a lot of lights. This will help you see the stars as clearly as possible. Plus, it’s a great excuse to enjoy a weekend camping trip in the country.
If you already have plans this weekend, you can still spot some meteors this summer. The Perseids shower peaks on Aug. 11, 12 and 13, and averages 50 meteors or more per hour.