The Perseid Meteor Shower takes the Linking the Week post for this week. An annual occurance each August as the earth passes through the debris left by the Swift-Tuttle comet , viewers are treated to a meteor shower.
In 2008 the peak will be the morning of August 12th. On this day the moon will set around 1:30am local time giving a few hours of darkness. For those in the United States the western part of the country will have the best timing for the event this year, however it will be visible in all parts of the country. Of course be sure to get away from city lights to have the best viewing conditions.
While the peak will be on August 12th, it will continue to be an event for the next week or so. Just keep in mind the full moon will rise this coming weekend bringing additional light to the sky. I won’t be able to make it out this year for the event, but I will interested in hearing from people who were able to see the event this year.