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)

Even though you may perhaps not be in a position to “catch a falling star and put it in your pocket,” you will probable be equipped to see some falling stars, also known 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 need to be far more obvious this calendar year owing to a waxing crescent moon, that means the sky will be darker without the need of the mild from a comprehensive moon, Brian Murphy, director of Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium at Butler University, said.

When there is a likelihood of thunderstorms and partly cloudy skies Wednesday, people can nonetheless look up at the sky and glimpse for “shooting stars” to would like on right away. 

Here’s what to know if you program to check out the showers tonight:

What is the Perseid meteor shower?

The Perseid meteor shower is an once-a-year event that takes position every August when the earth’s orbit runs into debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle. Swift-Tuttle is around 16 miles extensive and orbits the sunlight each and every 133 decades.