Spaceweather.com is reporting that the Perseid meteor shower that was predicted to peak last night may get even better.
"Worldwide meteor counts raise the possibility that the show could be better tonight, Aug. 12, than it was last night, Aug. 11. Be alert for meteors after sunset," the astronomy news service said.
Earth remains within the debris stream of Comet Swift-Tuttle, so even more meteors may streak across the night sky. Astronomers earlier expected up to 200 meteors an hour at the shower's peak.
The meteors are called Perseids because from an earthling's perspective they appear to originate in the constellation Perseus.