But the shooting stars have only just began to build in intensity and will soon burst into the night skies in full glory between the night of Sunday, August 12, and the morning of Monday, August 13.
The shower's peak will be visible the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13.
The best time to see those meteors is at around 11 p.m. ET until dawn the next morning.
The particles that cause the Perseids are travelling at around 60 km per second, which is why the meteors we see are typically very fast and bright.
So when is the Perseid meteor shower?
In addition, according to The Weather Network, the event is one of only three yearly meteor showers where up to 100 meteors per hour can be seen.
Although, stargazers in mid-northern latitudes will be privy to the best views, according to NASA, anyone can see the light show. Shooting stars could happen every minute. "As long as you have clear skies and you're away from the city, you should have a good show".
The Perseid meteor shower occurs every year when the Earth passes through the dust and debris left behind by the Comet Swift-Tuttle, bringing pieces of the comet into the upper atmosphere that light up the sky as they burn up.
Every between mid-July and the last week of August the Earth approaches the comet's orbital path.
The Perseids are best viewed from the Northern Hemisphere in the pre-dawn hours.
If you want to catch the Perseids in all their glory, a drive to the darkest place near your home should suffice.
In 2018, the peak night of this shower will be totally free of moonlight.
In August 2016, the shower produced about 150 meteors an hour and in 2009, the estimated peak was about 173 but some of the fainter meteors could have been washed out by Moonlight.
The 2018 Orionid meteor shower will be visible from October 2 to November 7 and is expected to peak on the night of Oct. 21-22.