It's that time of year!
Every year in August, the Perseid meteor shower treats us to a free light show.
Named after the constellation Perseus, from which it appears to originate in the night sky, the meteor shower is actually the result of the Earth passing through the comet Swift-Tuttle's orbital debris.
During the shower's peak on August 12th and 13th, expect somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 meteors per hour!
You may need a bit of coffee, though, as the peak viewing time is from midnight until dawn.