Tonight will mark the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. The Perseid Meteor is a breathtaking display although the Waning Gibbous Moon will be a hinderance to most viewers unless you dont mind the moonlight although sometimes in my opinion the moonlight does add to the eery yet amazing experience of Space Rocks falling to Earth. The Meteors source of debris comes from Comet Swift-Tuttle around every August but peaks on August 12 or 13th and when they (like all meteors) enter the Earths Atmosphere they burn up and form what we know as a Shooting Star. Every hour at least 200 meteors can be seen. Just like the Leonids in November the Perseids are like I said a wonderful display.