Perseids 2015: Biggest meteor shower of the year peaks tonight
Watch for shooting stars tonight — the biggest meteor
shower of the year will reach its peak, and unusually
dark skies could make it an especially good show.
The annual Perseid meteor shower happens every
August when Earth passes through debris left by comet
Swift-Tuttle. When the tiny chunks of rock crash through
the Earth's atmosphere and burn up, they leave trails of
light that we see as meteors. The Perseids produce more
visible meteors than any other annual meteor shower.
This year, the Perseids peak early Thursday morning,
and the best time to watch is between midnight and