Sunday, August 12, 2007

Stars (and meteors) above the valley

From the wire...

"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. Astronomers estimate as many as 60 meteors per hour could flit across the sky at the shower's peak.

"This year's sky show comes with an added bonus: Mars will be visible as a bright red dot in the northeastern sky."

Go to a dark spot at around 10 p.m. tonight and look up.