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.
A volcano erupted in southern Chile early Tuesday morning, prompting the evacuation of nearby communities.
Fresh cold air will slash temperatures and bring another dose of wintry weather to the Southeast later this week with widespread travel problems.
Innovations to the heating/cooling industries have inspired cost-effective and efficient methods to regulate temperatures.
Yet another winter storm will take aim at the Northeast and Midwest this week with some snow, but also significant problems due to flooding and ice.
February 2015 has come to an end with numerous monthly records set across the United States.
It still feels like winter across much of the United States, but meteorological spring has already begun, and astronomical spring is only a couple of weeks away.
South Florida (2007)
Record high of 89 in Fort Lauderdale.(Old record was 87 in 2001.) Miami recorded 90; breaking the record of 87 in 2001.
New England (1947)
Deepest modern snowstorm at Reedsboro, VT: 50" in 3 days and 47" at Peru, MA.
Jackson, MS (1966)
Deadly tornado; 56 killed.