Perseid Meteor shower peaks this weekend

RENO, Nev (KOLO) -- The month of August is huge for many people who like to look up at the sky because a meteor shower is on full display.

The meteor show began a few weeks ago and is expected to continue for another week.

Dan Ruby with the Fleischmann Planetarium at the University of Nevada, Reno says the peak is taking place this weekend, but you can still see the meteor after it has peaked.

Ruby says many people believed this year's Perseid Meteor Shower would be better than last year, but that is not the case.

"It unfortunately is not going to be good as last year because the big bright moon will be washing out some of the dimmer meteors. There will be a show, and people, if they go out and let their eyes adjust, probably see a great shooting star every minute. Last year it was a lot more than that," said Dan Ruby, Fleischmann Planetarium director.

If you want to see the Perseid Meteor Shower, Ruby says you should get far away from the city light, and give your eyes about 30 minutes to adjust.