Perseids Meteor Shower | Peaks August 12 & 13
Although the nearly full Moon this year will block the dimmer meteors, the Perseids are so bright and numerous that it may still be a decent show. The best viewing will be from a dark location.
Saturn at Opposition | August 14
The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth, and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Saturn and its moons.