Meteors Put On a Show Tonight
Annual Perseid shower should be dazzling
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2010 4:30 PM CDT
In this Aug. 12, 1997, file photo, a bright Perseid Meteor cuts across Orion's Belt.   (AP Photo/Wally Pacholka, File)

(Newser) – Your local weather permitting, the annual Perseid meteor shower should light up the skies in the wee hours tonight, reports the Christian Science Monitor. The usual caveats apply—like the further you can get from the lights of the big city, the better your show. Best bet is to start checking after midnight, but for specifics, the CSM points to this nifty tool from NASA in which you can plug in the biggest nearby city for peak viewing times. And if you miss tonight, try again tomorrow night.