We could be in for a treat as one of the best meteor showers of the year returns to the sky.
The Perseid meteor shower occurs every August when Earth passes through a trail of debris left over from an ancient comet.
Every piece of the meteor is a small chunk of the comet, which disintegrates into small flashes of light when they enter Earth’s atmosphere.
Typically, about 60 to 100 meteors have been visible per hour vaporizing high above us at 58 km/sec.
But this year, under perfect conditions, rates could soar to 200 meteors per hour.
The best show is expected to take place between midnight and dawn on Friday, Aug. 12.
With files from Global News