The meteors will appear to originate from one of the stars in the constellation Aquarius, Eta Aquarii, hence the name Eta Aquarid meteor shower. From the Northern Hemisphere, the constellation and the apparent origin of the meteors will appear low in the southern sky, meaning you may need to be somewhere with a clear view of the southern horizon if you're watching from northern cities like NYC or San Francisco, per the report. People in Miami, however, will have a much better view. The absolute best places to see the Eta Aquarid are near the equator and in the Southern Hemisphere.
Bill Cooke, the head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, told Space.com the ideal way to watch the meteor show is to lie on your back and look straight up, instead of focusing on the area near the constellation Aquarius. This way, you'll be able to see the meteors that create the brightest -- some even brighter than the Perseid meteor shower -- and longest streaks across the sky, although being horizontal might make sipping your coffee a bit difficult.