There's bad news and good news about this year's Perseid meteor shower, which is traditionally regarded as the highlight of summer skywatching. First, the bad news: When the shooting stars reach their peak this weekend, the moon is in just about the worst possible location. It's just a couple of days past its full phase, meaning that the moon's bright disk will be glaring down like a cosmic headlight almost all night long..
More info at MSNBC.
Perseid meteor showers light up the air this weekend
Posted on Sunday, August 13 2006 @ 0:34 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck