You may have noticed at night you can see some shooting stars.

The Perseid Meteor Shower happens because the earth is travelling through a giant cloud of dust in space, and the pieces of dust burn up in the atmosphere and that’s what you see in the sky.

Scott Young, planetarium manager at the Manitoba Museum, says the best time to see the meteor shower is just before dawn on the 13th because that’s the peak of the meteor shower and the almost full moon will have set by then.

The best place to see the meteor shower is outside of cities and towns.

Young says the northern lights have been on the increase and there’s more to see in the night sky. If you look towards the south and the west, the two brightest things you can see is Jupiter and Saturn and if you stay up late there’s a chance you could see other planets too.