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In this 30 second exposure, a meteor streaks across the sky during the annual Perseid meteor shower Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Spruce Knob, West Virginia. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

When you may not be equipped to “catch a falling star and put it in your pocket,” you will probably be in a position to see some slipping stars, also identified as meteors, late Wednesday and early Thursday in Central Indiana. 

The annual Perseid meteor showers will be at their peak August 11-12.

The meteors should be a lot more seen this yr thanks to a waxing crescent moon, that means the sky will be darker without the need of the light from a total moon, Brian Murphy, director of Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium at Butler University, explained.

While there is a likelihood of thunderstorms and partly cloudy skies Wednesday, people can even now seem up at the sky and seem for “capturing stars” to would like on overnight. 

This is what to know if you strategy to view the showers tonight:

What is the Perseid meteor shower?

The Perseid meteor shower is an once-a-year function that usually takes spot each and every August when the earth’s orbit runs into debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle. Swift-Tuttle is approximately 16 miles extensive and orbits the sunlight each 133 many years.