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Day Night Trippin': View Tonight's Meteor Shower

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People look through telescopes to get a closer view of a spectacular meteor shower in northern Greece last night. The phenomenon, known as the Perseid meteor shower, occurs at mid-August and is caused by falling debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet. (AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

With up to two meteors flying by per minute, tonight's big Perseid meteor shower (around 1 a.m. to 4 a.m.) is probably one of the best. Of course, being in the city, gazing at the sky can be pretty useless when trying to find stars.

The LA Times has listed some places to view the shower from, but you're going to need to hit the road this evening and head to the likes of Joshua Tree National Park, Mount Pinos or Anza Borrego Desert State Park if you want to take their good suggestions. If you don't want to travel that far, we've done the Castaic Lake area for past meteor showers and it's worked out pretty well.