Year perseids active between peak of shower; 2017: july 17 – august 24: august 12: 2016: july 17 – august 24: august 11–12 (zhr max 150) 2015: july 17 – august 24. Join us for the annual perseid meteor shower. bring a blanket or chair to sit back and watch the shooting stars that occur once a year. make sure to wear sturdy shoes. Get ready to see two of the most spectacular cosmic events of this year. this is how to watch the meteor shower and solar eclipse of august, 2017. follow. The leonid meteor shower is expected to peak on the night of november 17 and early morning of november 18, 2017. The perseid meteor shower is one of the most prolific and best known meteor showers. visible late july with peak activity 11 13 august.