“Unusually Good” Meteor Shower Expected Tonight

The annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks tonight, is poised to maintain its reputation for putting on a stellar show.

“It is really easy to view the Perseids compared to other meteor showers. Just put on some mosquito repellant and go outside,” said Bill Cooke, a meteor-shower expert with the Space Environment Group at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.