Don't know if anyone is noticing this, or is wanting to catch it, but tonight (12 Aug 2015) and tomorrow (13 Aug 2015) will be the best time ever to catch the Perseid Meteor showers. I say the best, because while this happens nearly annually, the big difference between this year's showers and any previous years is basically what we do NOT have: The moon. the 13th August is the new moon, so any time over today and tomorrow is going to be the best time as it will be completely dark so that nothing except physical obstacles and common light pollution (should you live in a big enough city) should bar you from seeing them with the naked eye from any location. http://io9.com/the-best-meteor-shower-of-the-year-is-tonight-and-here-1723568562 NASA will be livestreaming the shower starting at 9 p.m. (Central time) tonight (GMT-5), while the Slooh Observatory broadcasting their view of the Perseids tonight. So if you are in any place where you don't have anything to block your view, and if the weather is good, consider taking a blanket outside, lie down, and enjoy a natural show. With my only view of a comet, meteor, or otherwise being Haley's comet when it flew by in 1986, I'm looking forward to this. BL.