Every August, just when many people go vacationing in the country where skies are dark, the best-known meteor shower makes its appearance.

This year, the Perseid meteor shower is expected to reach its peak overnight on Monday, Aug. 12, and there are some key tips to keep in mind for your “shooting stars” viewing.

Peak activity for the Perseids is unfortunately predicted for the daylight hours across North America, so stargazers with clear skies are encouraged to seek out the meteor display during the pre-dawn hours of Monday and again during the early morning hours of Tuesday, Aug. 13. At these times, the absence of bright moonlight can maximize your chances of spotting a meteor.