The summer’s best light show should be particularly stunning this year, if the weather and wildfires cooperate. The meteors are remnants of the Swift-Tuttle comet. Sunday night and Monday morning will be the best times to watch, but there could be a significant number of meteors the night before and the night after as well.
For Bay Area residents who are willing to drive away from city lights, it could be quite a show. Experts recommend finding a location for viewing that allows you to see as much of the dome of the sky as possible, allow a few minutes to let your eyes adjust to the dark night sky, leave the telescopes and binoculars at home, dress for the weather and have patience.