Early Perseid meteor by Ken Christison. Perseid Meteor Shower is visible in the night sky August 10-12, 2016. The annual Perseid meteor shower should be very visible in the night sky this week, with the peak expected tonight a bit after midnight into the early morning as well as tomorrow night. And by a very fortunate coincidence, there will be little or no moon light to make the meteors hard to see. The best viewing hours should be between 11 p.m. and dawn, when the constellation Perseus is above the horizon.