Moonlight is ethereal, enchanting, romantic. For many sky watchers, nothing beats the luminous beauty of a full Moon.
It’s great …. except during a meteor shower. When Earth passes through a stream of comet dust, all that romantic moonlight turns into a nuisance, overwhelming the fainter display of shooting stars.
Now for the good news: The 2015 Perseid meteor shower is here, and the Moon will be dark when it peaks.