Thursday, August 11, close to midnight
(continuing into Friday, August 12)
in the northeastern sky, near the constellation Perseus
The Perseid Meteor Shower is at its meteoriest on this night. As Dave Barry would no doubt point out, "Perseid Peak" would be a good name for a rock band. Or maybe one of those promiscuous-teens-played-by-pretty-twentysomethings-prime-time-dramas. The ones that are named after places. Like if "Perseid Peak" were a mountain near which lots of pretty young people who generate drama and hotness lived. Not that I watch any of those, but I'd totally listen to the band.