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Aug 10, 2012 at 8:23 PM
With clear skies in the forecast and the moon waning to a slender crescent by this weekend, conditions will be prime for the annual Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 7, 2012 at 2:15 PM
With clear skies in the forecast and the moon waning to a slender crescent by this weekend, conditions will be prime for the annual Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 11, 2011 at 3:08 PM
Earth is passing through a broad stream of debris, and specks of comet dust are hitting the top of Earth's atmosphere at 140,000 mph. The result: more than a dozen shooting stars per hour.
Aug 12, 2010 at 5:17 PM
Sure, the extended forecast shows nothing but sunshine and hot weather through the weekend, but there is still a significant chance of showers this week - meteor showers, that is.
Aug 11, 2009 at 11:35 AM
Look! Up in the sky! After the sun sets -- and before the moonrise! The Perseid meteor shower is about to peak, with dust from Comet Swift-Tuttle producing dozens of shooting stars per hour over the next two nights.
Aug 11, 2008 at 12:10 PM
The 2008 Perseid meteor shower peaks Tuesday morning during the pre-dawn hours. "There should be plenty of meteors--perhaps one or two every minute," said Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
Aug 10, 2007 at 2:59 PM
Summer's annual meteor shower promises to put on a dazzling show. With no moon in sight to interfere with the Perseid meteor shower, skygazers can expect to spot streaking fireballs late Sunday into dawn Monday regardless of time zone.