The Perseid meteor shower should peak tomorrow, August 12, and stay spectacular for a few days after. If you've got the means, I highly recommend you check it out. Quite a show. I'm not sure an iPhone camera would do it justice, but you can prove me wrong by submitting your Perseid meteor shower shots on our TUAW tumblr page. They don't really have to be taken with the iPhone, so if you have a nice telescope, don't be shy.
To celebrate the Perseids we're giving away 25 copies of Distant Suns, a nifty astronomy app for the iPhone and iPod touch (which we've covered before), in one of our patented random giveaways. As usual, this is limited to the US (sorry!), you must be over 18, and so forth. Full rules down below. To enter, just leave us a comment telling us whether you've seen the Perseids.
- Open to legal US residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
- To enter leave a comment indicating whether you've seen the Perseid Meteor Shower.
- The comment must be left before Friday, August 14, 11:59PM Eastern Daylight Time.
- You may enter only once.
- Twenty-five winners will be selected in a random drawing.
- Prize: Promo code for one copy of Distant Suns for iPhone, US$5.99 value
- Click Here for complete Official Rules.
Note: The current version of Distant Suns is iPhone OS 3.0-only, but a pre-3.0 version should be available soon.