Source - NASA Science News for August 10, 2012
The Perseid meteor shower is underway. There's more to see than meteors, however, when the shower peaks on August 11th through 13th. The brightest planets in the solar system are lining up in the middle of the display.
The full story can be found here: http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/10aug_perseids/
A companion video is posted below and can also be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=106ne66KAuw