The Perseid meteor shower is especially dramatic this year. The dusty tail of a comet is striking the Earth's atmosphere, sending streaks of light across the night sky.
Brian Mann of Here & Now contributor North Country Public Radio climbed a summit in New York's Adirondack Mountains last night to get a closer look. And Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks to NPR's Nell Greenfieldboyce about the meteor shower.
This segment aired on August 12, 2016.