August is known to star gazers as Meteor Month.
Friday night is peak viewing for the Perseid Meteor shower, but we think some of you have already noticed it going on.
Good Question-Debbie, Lexington: On Saturday several of us saw a red light in the sky, then another popped up behind them and they seemed to be coming out of the Western sky. Does anyone have any idea what they were?
Its been a called a dazzling flurry of shooting stars, the annual Perseid meteor shower has been observed now for 2,000 thousand years.
There are thousands of images captured of it when it lights up the sky.
What Debbie saw this past weekend was most likely part of the meteor shower.
Observers in the Northern Hemisphere can begin seeing the shower as early as July.
Its peak though, will be Friday night from about 11 into early Saturday morning, but there is a catch its going to be a full moon and that might hamper viewing.
The Perseid shower is actually left over debris from the comet Swift Tuttle, meteors are produced when dust grains hit the earth's atmosphere, the result a spectacular display.
Many times during its peak a shower will produce between 50 and 60 meteors and hour.
If you miss this one, the next chance to see a meteor shower is October 21st when the Draconids light make a spectacle in the sky.