This year the Moon's light will not interfere with observing. If you can get away from light pollution, your skies will be very dark, making for a great display of meteors!
To observe this shower, get to a dark spot, get comfortable, and bring blankets to stay warm, and let your eyes adjust to the dark sky. A cozy lounge chair makes for a great seat, as does simply lying on your back on a blanket, eyes scanning the whole sky. You may want to pack some bug spray for this potentially warm summer nights!
Find out more Perseid observing tips for this year courtesy EarthSky and on JPL's What's Up for August 2018 stargazing video. The Night Sky Network has a handout that you may find useful for your meteor watching party: Heads Up: It's a Meteor Shower Handout!
Date: Sunday, 8/12/2018 - Monday, 8/13/2018