Go outside, look up.
The night sky this week will exhibit some spectacular views as three planets align and the annual Perseid meteor shower occurs.
The annual meteor shower is a shooting star fest that should be easiest to see in the west-northwest sky between Wednesday and Friday nights, according to SPACE.com.
For the best view, observers should find a dark spot, well away from street lights, with a good view of the sky, Ronnie Hawes, president of the Cape Fear Astronomical Society in Wilmington, N.C., told the Star-News .
The show continues at sundown Thursday when Venus, Saturn, Mars and the crescent Moon appear close together in the western twilight. You won’t need a telescope to see the alignment, NASA reported.
The planets should be visible until around 10 p.m.</em>