Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower

What To Do This Weekend

It's time for the annual Perseid meteor shower which is peaking this weekend. It's the perfect weekend to sleep under the stars or - if you're already up in the middle of the night with a baby - enjoy the show.

The best viewing is predicted to be on Saturday night through Sunday morning in North America. Scientists predict as many as 100 shooting stars an hour. I'm not sure what, if anything, I'll be able to see from my home in Brooklyn because of all the city lights, but I'm going to give it a go. If you live in a rural or even suburban area, you and your kids have a better shot at seeing this annual display.


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As Apartment Therapy's Managing Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.