This Sunday, August 12th, will be the height of the Perseids meteor shower. Plus, there will be a new moon to sweeten the deal. If anyone can get any photographic or video images of this I’d greatly appreciate it. I’ll most likely be restricted to a light polluted capital city, and might not be able to see the sights (relative visiting).
I saw an awesome Leonids shower a few years ago (1999) when I was traveling through a very, very low light pollution area in WV. We pulled over (having prior knowledge that the storm was happening) and a few people stopped to see if we were having car problems. We just said “Look” and pointed at the sky. Soon we had a few people that witnessed a fairly rare astronomical event. Good times.