Living in Big Sky country is great if you're a stargazer. We're able to see the northern lights if conditions allow, and we're able to get a good view of most meteor showers.

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most popular in America, is expected to peak Tuesday night and will last until early Wednesday morning. The Perseid meteor shower happens every year, and always puts on an incredible show for stargazers.

According to the American Meteor Society, 50-75 meteors an hour are expected. In order to get the best view, you need to find a place away from city lights. Artificial light will make viewing meteors more difficult.

Clear skies are in the forecast for the Bozeman area tonight. The conditions will be perfect if you want to take a short trip out of town to enjoy the show.

The American Meteor Society says that;

They are called Perseids since the radiant (the area of the sky where the meteors seem to originate) is located near the prominent constellation of Perseus.

If you want to check the meteor shower out, just find a spot under dark skies between around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday and dawn. Find a comfortable place to lay down, and look up at the sky.

According to the AMS, the moon will rise around midnight, and the brightness of the moon will reduce the number of meteors you are able to see.