Get out your telescope! The time again has once again passed for one of the biggest meteor showers of the year. The Perseid Meteors are already showing up in our night skies—and when they peaked last night, it surely was one of the world's most impressive skywatching opportunities for a while. Every year, the Earth passes near the path of the comet, and the debris left behind by Swift-Tuttle shows up as meteors in our sky. NASA's groundbreaking meteor-tracking cameras spotted their first Perseid on July 26, and last night was your best chance to see them with full visibility. With the crescent moon setting early, the skies will be dark for the peak viewing hours tonight as well, but it won't be quite as impressive as last night's display.
“The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” —
Neil deGrasse Tyson