Meteor shower tonight is likely to be good, most visible around 4 a.m.

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WASHINGTON  — There’s quite a show coming up tonight in the skies.

The oldest meteor shower known to Earth — the Perseids — should be especially vivid tonight, peaking at around 4 a.m., local time.

A NASA expert says it’s because the moon is “almost new” — so there won’t be any moonlight to “mess with the show.”

In areas where the weather is good, sky-watchers should be able to see one shooting star a minute.

The best way to see it is to lie down and look up — no telescopes needed.