All across the U.S., astronomy fans stayed up late Saturday to catch a glimpse of the Perseids meteors streaking across the sky.
If you were one of the unlucky people who wanted to see the meteor shower but missed it, you have a second chance Sunday night and early Monday morning.
The Perseids meteors peaked during the evening of Aug. 11-12, with a viewing rate of as many as 100 meteors an hour.
Sunday night into early Monday morning, the rate will be slower with about 40 meteors an hour. The moon, waning and not very bright, will allow some of the dimmest meteors to be visible, according to Spacedex.com.
The best places to view the meteors tonight will be along the Northwest, southern Texas and along the East Coast from the Carolinas northward into Maryland.
The Perseids meteor shower is associated with the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Earth crosses the path of the comet once each year in August. Debris left by the comet (ice and dust) are then burned up by the Earth's atmosphere creating the meteor shower.
If you are able, find a safe, dark place to camp out for a few hours early morning Monday and watch the meteors streak across the sky.
Volcanic ash was sent 19,812 meters (65,000 feet) into the air as a result of the eruption, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology reported in an volcanic ash advisory.
The risk of drenching and locally gusty thunderstorms has expanded to parts of Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
The Northwest is dealing with yet another record-challenging heat wave to close out July. While relief will come next week, this heat wave will not be the last of the summer.
A cold front will press southward bringing relief from the heat to Spain, Italy and southeast Europe late this week.
Following the steam bath of this week, the weather around Washington, D.C., and Baltimore will not be in a hurry to cool down.
Flooding monsoon rain will continue this week in India and southeast Pakistan, but a drier pattern is expected to set in during August.
Kanata, Ontario, Canada (1996)
A severe thunderstorm downed electrical wires and trapped people in their cars and a bus for 1-2 hours. Amazingly, nobody was injured.
Scituate, MA (1769)
Hail fell 12" deep and remained on the ground for 30 hours.
Cherrapunji, India (1861)
A total of 366.14" of rain fell during July (world record for 1 month). Cherrapunji also holds world record rainfall for a 12-month period: 1,041.78" from August 1, 1860 to July 31, 1861.