Sunday, August 8, 2010
Planets and Meteors August 12
Venus, Saturn, and Mars will all be appearing in the western sky just around twilight along with the crescent moon. They will be in tight conjunction and easy to see--you won't even need a telescope.
Just as the planets are disappearing, around 10 pm, the meteors will begin. And with the moon being but a crescent, they will be very easy to spot. If you rise early, during the darkness just before dawn Friday morning, you could enjoy seeing dozens per hour.
You can read about it on the NASA blog.