The meteor shower known as the Perseids will be visible in Moscow overnight Aug. 12-13, according to the Moscow Planetarium, which reported the dates on its official website.
Mid-August is the traditional time of year to view the Perseids, a stream of dust and space debris in the orbit of the Swift-Tuttle comet.
The prolific stream of debris will be visible even without a telescope, although the Perseids will be most clearly visible outside the city.
On its website, the planetarium says that the meteor shower will be preceded by "silver clouds filling the sky with a pearl cast at sunset."
The planetarium also noted that on the night of the meteor shower, "Venus will approach Earth and will be shining at its brightest before dawn."