A couple of neat things are happening in the night sky over the next few days. Even better it looks like the weather will stay fair and allow us to see them! The Leonid Meteor Shower is making it's annual appearance. Tonight and Tuesday you might see anywhere from 20 to 100 meteors an hour. Peak viewing for the Leonid is Tuesday night.
Additionally, Just after sunset the planet Venus and Jupiter will be the two brightest objects in the sky. The two planets will actually look like the are converging with each other.
The image above is captured from the NOAA 17 weather satellite this morning. It shows the smoke from the wild fires still raging in Southern California. Tens of thousand of acres have burned in the last week. The fires are so big you can see them from outer space. The howling Santa Ana winds are blowing the smoke plume over 100 miles out to sea! Incredible. The good news is winds are dying down today. The bad news is continued hot and dry conditions will plague that part of the country for the near future.