"The second CME (Coronal Mass Ejection) is still en route. NOAA forecasters estimate a 35%
chance of major geomagnetic storms when the cloud arrives on August
4th or 5th. High-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras."
PERSEID METEOR SHOWER: The annual Perseid meteor shower is underway. According to the International Meteor Organization, dark-sky observers are now counting more than 35 Perseids per hour, including many fireballs. Be alert for Perseids from 10 pm on Thursday, Aug. 12th, until sunrise on Friday, Aug. 13th. The darkest hours before dawn are usually best.