While you may possibly not be in a position to “catch a falling star and set it in your pocket,” you will very likely be capable to see some falling stars, also regarded as meteors, late Wednesday and early Thursday in Central Indiana. 

The once-a-year Perseid meteor showers will be at their peak August 11-12.

The meteors ought to be a lot more visible this calendar year because of to a waxing crescent moon, that means the sky will be darker without the gentle from a complete moon, Brian Murphy, director of Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium at Butler College, stated.

When there is a prospect of thunderstorms and partly cloudy skies Wednesday, people can even now seem up at the sky and search for “taking pictures stars” to wish on right away. 

This is what to know if you system to observe the showers tonight:

What is the Perseid meteor shower?

The Perseid meteor shower is an once-a-year event that normally takes position each August when the earth’s orbit operates into debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle. Swift-Tuttle is roughly 16 miles large and orbits the sun just about every 133 years.