More than one: starting this week we will have two showers of shooting stars at the same time. One is the southern delta Aquariids. The other the Perseids.
The Perseid shooting stars started last weekend and run through August 24th. They are known as the most popular meteor shower.
They reach their peak on August 12th or 13th, depending on the year, but can already be seen at night or at dawn.
In rural locations, with less interference city lighting, 50 to 75 shooting stars per hour can be seen.
The Perseids are particles released comet 109P / Swift-Tuttle during its numerous returns to the solar system
And they are called Perseids because the radiant (the area of the sky meteors seem to originate) is located near the prominent constellation Perseus.
The Aquariids delta south also started and runs until the 23rd of August.
However, its peak is predicted between the 28th and 29th of July, with a full moon.
It has better observation in the southern tropics.
So prepare your orders and find a place with little interference the city's lighting to watch tonight's show.
Remembering that the friction of these celestial bodies, when they enter the Earth's atmosphere, causes them to leave a luminous trail, which is why they are called shooting stars.