Meteor shower tonight is likely to be good
WASHINGTON- There's quite a show coming up tonight in the skies.
The oldest meteor shower known to Earth -- the Perseids -- should be especially vivid tonight, peaking at around 3 a.m., local time.
A NASA expert says it's because the moon is "almost new" -- so there won't be any moonlight to "mess with the show."
In areas where the weather is good, sky-watchers should be able to see one shooting star a minute.
The best way to see it is to lie down and look up -- no telescopes needed.
Check out Josh Eachus' noon forecast for more on viewing the meteor shower in Baton Rouge.