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.
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.
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.