This week some folks have been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a fantastic meteor shower gracing the night skies. Of course, in order to actually see the Perseid meteor shower, you have to get away from all the city lights, and the corresponding light pollution, and head to the country. It also helps to be in some wide open fields.
While this event happens every summer, this year it was particularly bright because there was no moon light to compete with the shooting stars. The event is called the Perseid meteor shower because the stars fall through the Perseus constellation.
Here is a time lapse video of the shoot stars as seen in Michigan:
You can also check out an excellent collection of photographs from Michigan photographers here, including a few photos that also feature the Northern Lights!