The Perseid Meteor shower occurs annually when Earth passes through material left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle. As the month of August begins, you may notice more “shooting stars” than usual streaking across the night sky appearing to radiate from the constellation Perseus, but appearing anywhere in the sky. The meteor shower activity will peak during the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 13. In the dark skies of outlying areas around Wichita or other Kansas cities, peak activity should reveal as many as 60 to 80 meteors/hour; in other words, an average of one meteor every minute or so can be seen in some part of the sky. Read the full news release.