Or, at least it will be. Every year for my birthday there is a meteor shower -- just for me*. The Perseid meteor shower. This year it's going to be wonderful, because there's a new moon, thus the sky will have no light pollution from the moon. I hope hope hope the weather will cooperate because I plan to be in the middle of nowhere staring at the sky. *(My astrological sign is really Narcissus - look to the right of Leo and you'll see a square - it's the mirror that Leo looks into.)
From the NASA website: Got a calendar? Circle this date: Sunday, August 12th. Next to the circle write "all night" and "Meteors!" Attach the above to your refrigerator in plain view so you won't miss the 2007 Perseid meteor shower.
If scientists use exclamation points you know it has to be good.
For the first 18 years of my life we would be on vacation in Maine, on a lake, in a cabin for my birthday. And we would go out and oooh and aaaah at the meteors. And sing snippets of two songs: "Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day..." and "Are the stars out tonight, I don't know if it's cloudy or bright, 'cause I only have eyes for you......." It's a wonderful thing...
So plan ahead.
Maybe if I get a new camera for my birthday I'll try to photograph some.