Space is about to put on a show for us (everyone repeat after me: “thank you, space“). August 11-13, the Perseid meteor shower will reach the peak of its annual appearance, and those of you in more rural areas with less light pollution can expect to see up to 60 meteors per hour.
Those of us in areas with less desirable viewing conditions (aka me, in the middle of the city where some nights the light pollution is so bad you can barely make out any stars) will just have to shake our fists at the sky and curse the streetlights. Or something.
Lots more info about best viewing times and cool historical info at space.com.