In addition to the Perseid meteor shower you’ll see tonight, “it is understood that a trio of planets will glide above a fragile crescent moon, accompanied by up to 50 shooting stars an hour.” Video after the break.

Jane Houston Jones, with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said: “They’ll start popping up at 10:30 or 11. You won’t have to wait until 3 in the morning; you’ll see plenty of them.

[via NDChronicle – image via RedOrbit]