LOS ANGELES (CBS) — One of the best meteor showers of the year is happening Friday night.

The annual Perseid meteor shower will pass over Los Angeles around midnight Friday, but it could be masked by a near perfect full moon.

The Perseids, associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle, produces fast-moving shooting stars throughout July and August, according to the International Meteor Organization. Scientists expect the shower to peak at roughly 100 meteors an hour Friday night.

The Perseid gets is name from the constellation Perseus, which appears to be the point in the sky where the shower originates.

To see a link to NASA’s look-live at the shower, click here.


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