Ask the Astronomerby Tucson Citizen on May. 09, 2009, under Local
Q: I missed the Eta Aquarid meteors earlier this month. Will there be another good meteor shower that I can see soon?
A: Not until this summer. Usually the best and most predictable shooting star show is the Perseid meteor shower in August, but that is being supplanted by the Geminids around Dec. 13-14. This year the Perseids peak on the nights of Aug. 11-12 and 12-13, but the moon will interfere after 10:30 p.m. on the peak night of Aug. 12-13. If it’s cloudy on those nights, you can still see some Perseid meteors on the nights of Aug. 10-11 and 13-14, even through moonlight.