Hey star gazers…the Grand Canyon offers some of the best viewing in the southwest! Wake up early Saturday and Sunday and watch the most reliable meteor shower display in the northern hemisphere – the Perseid meteor shower. It can be seen in the north eastern part of the sky, and with the moon waning to a crescent you will have maximum visibility of the showers. The peak mornings for the annual Perseid meteor shower will be August 11, 12 and 13 with best viewing from 11pm to 4 am. In the early mornings, just before sunrise, the meteors should be flying at a rate closer to 50 or 60 meteors per hour. Pick a nice viewing spot like Grandview Point or Yavapai Point, bring a thermos of hot coffee, a blanket to sit on and enjoy the show!