Gross NASA error

Per NASA,  ““This year’s Perseid meteor shower peaks on August 12th and 13th,” says Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office. “The Moon will be nearly new, setting the stage for a great display.”  Absolutely not.  The next full moon is Aug 15; no way Moon is ‘nearly new’.  How does this get approved?  Also blame Fox News for uncritical acceptance.