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.
The weather threatens to interfere with search, rescue and cleanup operations in the wake of the major 7.8-magnitude earthquake that has killed at least 2,000 people with the death toll mounting.
Temperatures will have their ups and downs across the Northeast this week, starting off on a cool note before milder air moves in for the middle of the week.
Throughout the planet’s 4.5-billion-year history, the Earth has undergone amazing and dramatic changes. Even today, the planet is in a constant state of flux.
Rain has postponed Saturday night's NASCAR race at Richmond International Raceway. The race has been rescheduled for Sunday with the green flag set to fly at 1 p.m. EDT
A strong thunderstorm crossed Sydney, Australia, on Saturday, covering the ground with hail.
The 7.8-magnitude temblor hit at 11:56 a.m. local time Saturday, killing thousands of people.
Flagstaff, AZ (1963)
6" of snow.
Denver, CO (1972)
15.4" of snow.
West Virginia (1978)
1-1/2 feet of snow in the mountains; winds over 60 mph along the mid-Atlantic coast.