If you’re in North America, there’s supposed to be quite a show in the sky between 2 AM and 4 AM ET. Via Vox:
Starting at around 2 a.m. EDT, the Earth will pass through a stream of rocks and dust emitted by a recently-discovered comet. This debris won’t pose any danger — because it will burn up as it enters our atmosphere — but it’s projected to produce somewhere between 100 and 400 meteors per hour.
This is way more than most meteor showers, but it’s only a projection, not a guarantee — and it still only works out to between 1 and 6 meteors per minute. So don’t head outside with the expectation of seeing a meteor immediately.
The best way to see the shower is to head outside, try to find a relatively dark area, lay out on the ground or take a seat, let your eyes adjust, and take in the wonder that is our planet passing through a cloud of burning cosmic dust.
Anyone going to watch? I almost certainly will. I saw a great Perseid meteor shower ages ago — can’t remember the exact year, but more than 10 years ago. I’ve never seen any meteor event since that was its equal.