The meteors are made up of ice and dust shed by Swift-Tuttle, most of which was cast off by the comet hundreds of years ago in which the best time to observe the Perseids will be in the pre-dawn hours of Thursday, Aug. 13. "The Perseids streak across the sky from many directions, with theoretical rates as high as 100 per hour. However 2016 Perseid will be an exemption.
The last time the Perseids peak coincided with a new moon was in 2007, making this one of the best potential viewings in years that is, according to NASA but let's see the results and if you live in a big city with a lot of light pollution or even worst it's cloudy because weather is no good, there are still ways to watch the meteor outburst by Perseid because NASA says there will still be meteor activity on Friday and Saturday so you have all the chance and you can watch it live via NASA's streaming videos online which will be live overnight on Thursday and Friday, starting at 10 p.m. ET. So there's really no excuse for you not to see this much anticipated event, who knows your wish may now come true because the numbers of meteors you can see are really high enough on Perseid's peak so the more meteors you see the more chances of wishing. Good luck! :-)