Aug 11, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
This weekend is the great Perseid meteor shower (August 11 and 12)! In many years, major celestial showers can be spoiled by a bright Moon and seldom occur in darkness (when the Moon is absent or in a dim crescent phase), but 2012 is not like most years. Meteors will fill the sky (50 per hour) undiminished by lunar light. We can only hope that weather conditions don't rain on this parade. Read more--and get viewing tips--on our Sky Watch page: http://www.almanac.com/astronomy/skywatch
Sounds like a good weekend to go to Joshua Tree!